Real Madrid Are In Talks To Land This Serie A Full-Back: Is He The Right Fit For Ancelotti?

Barcelona face stiff competition for Spinazzola who is seen in the photo
Leonardo Spinazzola of Italy in action during the UEFA EURO, EM, Europameisterschaft,Fussball 2020 Group stage - Group A football match between Italy and Switzerland at stadio Olimpico in Rome Italy, June 16th, 2021. Italy won 3-0 over Switzerland. Photo Andrea Staccioli / Insidefoto andreaxstaccioli

In a recent report, AS has claimed that Real Madrid are in talks to land AS Roma left-back Leonardo Spinazzola this summer. It is understood that Los Blancos chiefs have met with the Roma officials to discuss a potential move for the Italian defender in this off-season (via AS).

Spinazzola’s Impressive Season In Italian Football

Spinazzola experienced a productive season with the Italian outfit as he produced some eye-catching displays for them down the left flank. The 28-year-old was involved in 39 matches for his current employers in the previous campaign across various competitions.

The Italian sensation deserves a pat on the back for averaging 0.9 interceptions, 1.0 clearances, 0.8 shots, 1.4 key passes and 2.2 dribbles per game in Serie A last season. He has even taken care of the ball when distributing possession from the left-wing after making 80.6% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

Spinazzola has proven himself to be one of the most productive full-backs in Italian football, so Los Blancos should think about adding him to their match-day squad before the start of the new campaign. At 28, the Italian left-back is currently playing at his peak so we can expect him to make an immediate impact at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium if Carlo Ancelotti can secure his services during this summer transfer window.

Real Madrid are in talks to land Spinazzola who is seen in the photo
Mg Roma 11/06/2021 – Euro 2020 / Turchia-Italia / foto Matteo Gribaudi/Image nella foto: Leonardo Spinazzola PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxITA

Is Spinazzola The Right Fit For Real Madrid This Summer?

Spinazzola is a deceptively quick left-back who has got the hunger to earn possession back for his side. He also doesn’t take too many chances with his clearances at the back and can use his quickness to make a few promising runs in the opposition half.

The Italian talent can even whip in some dangerous crosses into the opposition penalty area and has made a habit of picking up timely assists in the final third. His dribbling, coupled with his ability to create chances for his teammates going forward, make him an excellent fit for Ancelotti’s side this summer.

We can expect Spinazzola to add a lot of quality to Los Blancos’ defence and also increase competition for places within Ancelotti’s squad. The Italian tactician could be the ideal man to get the best out of the Roma star in the coming seasons, so joining the Madrid giants could be too tempting for the player to turn down.

With all things considered, Los Blancos should engineer a move to bring Spinazzola to the Spanish capital as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what is required to taste success at the top level. Plus, he could serve as a great long-term successor to Marcelo at the Bernabeu.

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