Real Madrid interested in Miguel Layun?

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 25: Miguel Layun
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 25: Miguel Layun /

Real Madrid is seeking help at the left-back position and are eyeing Mexican international Miguel Layun.

After a failed attempt to sign a left-back in the last transfer window, Real Madrid are once again on the hunt to fill the backup position for Marcelo. The 27-year-old defender from Brazil has done it all for the Spanish club making 256 appearances since 2007.

However, even still in his prime, he has a lot of miles on him, so Madrid’s need for a substantial backup is much needed as Alvaro Arbeloa is no longer the answer.

Enter interest in Mexican Miguel Layun. According to the Mirror, Madrid has spoken to Porto about his services. However, Layun is out on loan with the Portuguese club as Watford from the EPL currently holds his rights. Porto does have the option to buy him at seasons end, which he would then make him a permanent fixture on the club, or they could also shop him this Summer.

Layun is currently on international duty with his national team and played well in the two World Cup qualifying matches against Canada. His pace and toughness on the wings have helped grow his career from Club America in Mexico to helping Watford rise from the Championship in England to the Premiere League.

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Layun could be the first Mexican to play for Real Madrid since Chicharito Hernandez did it a year ago, on loan from Manchester United. Layun is also the second Mexican player to pop up in transfer news this week after national team sidekick Hirving Lozano received interest from multiple European clubs.

No matter where Layun goes, he has made himself into a key piece of a Champions League side whether he goes to Spain or stays in Portugal.