Real Madrid today sealed the signing of Fabio Coentrao from Benfica for a fee believed to be around the region of £27 million. Unknown to some, Coenrtrao is a Portuguese international and has been called one of the most promising left-backs and is still only 23 years of age.
If we are to believe everything we read, Chelsea were also hopeful on securing Coentrao's signature before the Spanish giants beat them to it. Although Ashley Cole is still 30, and defenders do last a while, he isn't getting any younger so I'm sure Chelsea would have wanted to get Coentrao while they could.
Real Madrid are now favourites with most bookies to land Man City's wantaway forward, Carlos Tevez. City have taken the news rather well, fans included, and have said that they will let him go just as long as a suitable offer comes in for him and surely Real Madrid would be the only team with enough money to fork out £50 million odd.
I'm sure Barcelona would relish the chance to have Tevez at the Nou Camp but I think it's clear that there sights are set firmly on the capturing of both Cesc Fabregas and the most sought after player at the moment, Alexis Sanchez.
Real Madrid have no dilemma when it comes to their options for strikers as they have an array of talent in their squad but Tevez has proven he is a prolific scorer at the highest level and I believe he could really do the business at the Bernabeu.
So what do you think about the signing of Coentrao and the prospect of Tevez joining Real Madrid?
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