Born in Liverpool, England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has risen to become a world-class right back at his hometown club. Since last season, he has been playing more and more in midfield in earnest, breaking new ground.
With the departure of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, he was named vice-captain at Liverpool and is in the process of growing mentally from his previous young position. His current contract runs through June 2025, but is expected to be renewed in due course.
However, disturbing news has arrived from southern Europe. According to Fichajes, Real Madrid, which has acquired top-class young players such as Jude Bellingham and Eduardo Camavinga in recent years, has expressed interest in the Liverpool right back.
The club in the Spanish capital is looking for a successor to Daniel Carvajal, a Spanish defender who has played for the club for many years, and the club is prepared to pay a fee of €80 million to bring him to the team in the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid, who are also rumored to be interested in Chelsea’s England defender Reece James, may be eyeing the England duo as the centerpiece of a generational change in their final lineup next to a generational change in midfielders.
However, Liverpool will not let their homegrown player go, and with his new career at a crossroads and his sense of responsibility growing, it is hard to believe that he would want to leave Anfield anytime soon.
With no apparent intention on the part of the club or the player to leave, it is difficult to say that this report has much credibility. Even if he were to leave the team, it would be at a time when, like Henderson, his opportunities are beginning to diminish, and there is no way he would leave at this point in his reign as an immensely regular player.
We will likely continue to see the right back play at Anfield, threading long and short brilliant passes.