Federico Valverde, a target for Chelsea and Liverpool, suggests potential departure from Real Madrid

Federico Valverde has refused to rule out potentially leaving Real Madrid in the future.

The Uruguayan midfielder is a sought-after commodity, not only because he is a great player but also because until recently, he did not feature as much as a player of his quality ought to feature. This season, however, it has been a different story.

With veterans Toni Kroos and Luka Modric being phased out of the team, Valverde has earned himself a starting spot and he has paid back Carlo Ancelotti’s faith in him, recently kickstarting Real Madrid’s comeback in their hard-fought win over an impressive Real Sociedad team.

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Yet despite his newfound importance to Los Blancos, Valverde acknowledged that he would be open to moving on in the future. Over the summer, the 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League where Liverpool and Chelsea were reportedly among his suitors.

Indeed, the Reds have been long-time admirers of Valverde and they will be heartened by his recent comments.

Federico Valverde
– Federico Valverde

What did Valverde say?

Speaking after Real’s win over their opponents from the Basque Country, Valverde addressed the reports linking him to a Premier League move: “Premier League offers? I have the possibility of playing for Real.”

However, he did not completely close the door on a future exit. “The day I don’t feel like that, I will probably look for another solution or Real itself will look for one for me.”

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The Uruguayan is under contract until 2027 and Chelsea were reportedly ready to bid €130 million for him before they signed Moises Caicedo, according to Spanish media, so he would not come cheap were he to leave.

Valverde will once again get a chance to impress on Wednesday (September 20) when Los Blancos host Bundesliga surprise package Union Berlin in the Champions League.

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