Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Salgado suggests Walker for Real

Michel Salgado said Tottenham’s Kyle Walker would be the perfect right-back signing for his former club Real Madrid.

Inter Milan right-back Maicon has been tipped to leave the Serie A club for the La Liga champions, but Salgado said he is unconvinced by the Brazilian.

Instead of Maicon, the 36-year-old feels the option Real should really be looking into is Spurs’ Walker, with the former Spain international impressed by the Englishman’s talent going forward, adding that he is also better than Maicon when it comes to defending.

“He (Walker) moves up the field like a bullet,” Salgado told Marca.

“He is really quick and he does a lot of damage in attack, while he is better at the back. For me, he is the best, but his price could make a transfer impossible.

“Brazilian full-backs are all the same. Spectacular while moving up the field, but they create problems to any team in defence. It is impossible to create damage in attack and defend at the same time. You have to see what Mourinho wants.”

Salgado also said he believed Real already have a potential first-choice right-back in their roster – 20-year-old Dani Carvajal – someone he feels could be a more financially viable player.

“I have Real Madrid TV here in England and I have seen him (Carvajal) play several times. He seems to be a wonderful alternative,” Salgado said.

“You either sign Maicon or (Philipp) Lahm, experienced players, or you bet on a youngster. And there you have Carvajal, who could be Real Madrid’s starting full-back in two years.”

Salgado also briefly spoke about his future following his departure from relegated Blackburn Rovers, and he said he is set on finding another club.

“I want to play another season, I need that adrenaline,” he said.


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