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Real Madrid Could Rival Barcelona For AC Milan Defender: What Will He Bring To The Bernabeu?

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In a recent report, El Nacional mentioned that Real Madrid could rival Barcelona for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli. It has been revealed that Los Blancos might move in for the Italian centre-back as they look to bolster their defensive options in the future.

Romagnoli’s Impressive Form For AC Milan This Season

The Anzio-born talent has experienced a decent campaign at San Siro so far as he has put in some solid displays at the centre of Milan’s defence. Romagnoli has been involved in 18 matches for the Italian outfit this season, netting one goal in all competitions.

The 26-year-old has given a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field based on his average of 1.3 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 2.7 clearances in Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. He has even been accurate when distributing possession from the back, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 87.8% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

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MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 28: Alessio Romagnoli of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 28, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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What Will Romagnoli Bring To Real Madrid?

Romagnoli is a solid tackler of the ball and can make a few important interceptions for his team at the back. He doesn’t mind clearing his lines when the opposition are on the front foot and can use his strong 1.85m frame to win a few 50-50 duels in the air. The Italy international is proficient at playing his way out from the back and won’t have any trouble settling into Carlo Ancelotti’s first team at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

At 26, Romagnoli is currently enjoying the peak years of his playing career, so we can expect him to make an instant impact at the Spanish capital if Ancelotti can find a way to get him on board.

Romagnoli will bring a lot of quality to Real Madrid’s defensive department and could go on to form a dominant defensive partnership with David Alaba for Los Blancos in the coming seasons. All in all, it makes sense for the Madrid giants to engineer a move to lure the Italian talent to the Bernabeu at the end of this season as he could help them maintain their stranglehold in Spanish football.

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