In a recent report, Fichajes claimed that Real Madrid are among clubs hoping to land Dynamo Moscow playmaker Arsen Zakharyan. It has been mentioned that Los Blancos could face stiff competition from Barcelona and Chelsea in pursuit of the Russian attacker during the January transfer window.
Zakharyan’s Impressive Form In Russian Football This Season
Zakharyan has enjoyed a good run of form in the Russian Premier Liga as he has a few eye-catching displays for Dynamo in the final third. The 19-year-old scored one goal and grabbed two assists in eight matches for the Russian outfit this season on all fronts.
The Samara-born sensation deserves a lot of credit for averaging 1.4 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 2.3 key passes, 1.1 crosses and 0.7 dribbles per game in the Russian Premier League. He was even tidy when linking up play with others around him in the final third, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 76.2% in league football (stats via whoscored).
His current contract with Dynamo Moscow is set to expire in the summer of 2024. Hence, Los Blancos have got a good chance of landing him on a cut-price fee next year.
Is Zakharyan A Good Choice For Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti?
Zakharyan is not shy of making a tackle and can chase the opposition down to earn the ball back for his team. He is a decent playmaker in the final third as he has got the vision to create some decent plays for his teammates up top. The Russian prospect can even make a few clever runs with the ball towards the opponent’s penalty area. He usually operates in the number ten position as an attacking midfielder but can even play as a winger on the left flank if his manager asks him to do so.
At 19, Zakharyan is still quite raw and would need time before he is ready to feature for a top club like Real Madrid. However, there is no denying that he has the potential to become a future star in European football as long as he can continue to improve his all-around game with each season.
We can expect Zakharyan to add more depth to Carlo Ancelotti‘s match-day squad and could grow into a top talent at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the coming seasons. With all things considered, the Russian whizkid will be a good, long-term choice for Los Blancos to pursue when the transfer window reopens in January.