La Liga champions Real Madrid look set to join the race to try and sign Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel…
Real Madrid are ready to launch a summer raid on Benfica for midfielder Axel Witsel – a long term Manchester United target. Witsel only signed for Benfica from Standard Liege last July and he has continued to impress in the Portuguese league.
Newly crowned La Liga champions, Real Madrid, are reportedly preparing a bid in the region of £15m for Manchester United target Axel Witsel.
The combative midfield player is currently applying his trade at Benfica following move from Belgian side Standard Liege last summer, and has impressed continuously throughout this season.
With Witsel helping his Benfica side reach the quarter finals of this year’s Champions League, he has attracted much attention from many top sides around Europe.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking to add some bite to his midfield this summer, and has sent scouts to watch Witsel play for both Standard Liege and Benfica.
And now the 23-year-old is reaping in the rewards of a magnificent season in Portugal by attracting interest from Real Madrid in recent weeks, with coach Jose Mourinho now set to stay at Madrid this summer having just won them the La Liga title for the first time in four seasons.
The 23-year-old has been capped by Belgian on 27 occasions, scoring five goals.
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