Real Madrid Plans Summer Swoop For Three of Europe's Best Talents

Real Madrid wants to bring Dele Alli, Paulo Dybala and David Alaba to the Santiago Bernabeu next summer in a bid to continue its domination of European football, according to reports.

Having become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, Zinedine Zidane wants to make additions to his team that will help him get his team there again. 

According to Diario Gol, Tottenham’s Alli is on a list of targets, along with Dybala of Juventus and Bayern Munich’s Alaba, as Madrid hunts its next era of galacticos.

Last month, highly-respected French newspaper L’Equipe ranked Alli as the second best under-21 player in world football, with Real’s Marco Asensio at number one. The 21-year-old hasn’t even played 100 games for Tottenham yet, but is already being touted for a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

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Speculation over this intensified when news broke that Alli was looking to change his representation, and so-called “super-agents” such as Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola were among those interested, The Times reported in September.

Asensio and Alli would make up part of an attack that would be worthy of succeeding Cristiano Ronaldo, when the prolific forward decides to retire, and it would be made even stronger by Dybala.

The 23-year-old Argentine has been compared to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for his playing style, especially after being at the center of Juventus’ run to the Champions League final in May. Dybala and Juventus were beaten quite easily by Real at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, but Real was clearly impressed by the playmaker.

And then Real looks at finding a successor at left-back. Alaba has proved to be capable in defense and going forward in his seven years at Bayern Munich, and is similar in style to Marcelo, who will be 30 by next summer.

The prospect of adding these three to Real’s squad is a daunting prospect for the rest of Europe, as the Spanish giant is also reportedly monitoring Eden Hazard at Chelsea as well as Harry Kane at Tottenham.

Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain, October 1. Denis Doyle/Getty

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