La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are reportedly deep in talks with Malaga to secure the services of 19-year-old prodigious striker Loren Zuniga.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Loren Zuniga is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Merengues are in talks with Malaga to discuss the transfer of the 19-year-old prodigious striker, with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus also keen on signing him.
Loren Zuniga has spent his formative years in Spain, first growing through the ranks at San Felix before joining Malaga in July 2020. Since then, the teenage wonderkid has come leaps and bounds and is currently plying his trade for Atletico Malagueno.
The 19-year-old striker has also become a pivotal member of the Spanish under-19 side, with his progress in youth football at the international level capturing the attention of some of the most high profile clubs in Europe
.And Real Madrid could be Zuniga’s next destination, with Los Blancos in talks over a summer move for the youngster.
The Spanish giants are renowned for foraying into the market for the brightest young prospects in Europe and beyond. Such an outlook fetched Real Madrid modern-day legend Karim Benzema, who arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu as a promising striker before establishing his place in the annals of the club.
Zuniga might have a long way to go before he can even hope to emulate Benzema at Real Madrid. But the Spanish under-19 international could be getting closer to moving to Real Madrid, with Los Blancos in talks with Malaga to discuss a possible move for the 19-year-old in the summer transfer window.
Zuniga will initially play for Real Madrid Castilla, who could lose Juanmi Latasa in the summer transfer window. But with Luka Jovic facing an uncertain future amid links with Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and West Ham United, Zuniga might have a chance to progress to the first-team setup quickly.
For now, Real Madrid and Malaga remain locked in talks to seal a summer move for the 19-year-old prodigious striker. The Merengues are confident of securing the services of Zuniga, who could be replacing Latasa at Real Madrid Castilla ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Real Madrid are working to bring in two promising young strikers for Castilla: Loren Zúñiga (Málaga) and Noel López (Deportivo). Both are from 2003 and are members of Spain U19. They would come to replace Latasa and Gudjohnsen who will leave Castilla next season. @Manu_Sainz pic.twitter.com/u2olCcjyne
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