Real Madrid are considering Chelsea’s Reece James as one of three possible options, with the La Liga side looking to sign a new right-back, according to reports in Spain.
Nice’s Youcef Atal and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold are also said to be on Real’s radar but, when it comes to James, Blues supporters on Twitter feel there is no chance that the defender would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge:
A billion pounds
— Akeame (@akeame_) September 24, 2021
They’ll probably end up with Aurier
— Jeremy 💎 (@JeremyMizero) September 24, 2021
200 mil or fold
— ChrisO 🏆🏆 (@CFCChriso) September 24, 2021
They can have bellerin next summer
— Mikey Sanchez 🇮🇪🇮🇪 (@Mikeysanchez27) September 24, 2021
lol ok 👍
— Chris 🏴 (@Chrisstirland03) September 24, 2021
Funny to think that madrid thinks they can get what they want now. .big 6 of the english club are better than them now. .signed for them and play in la liga would be downgraded for a plyer
— Park92 (@bluesfan92) September 24, 2021
Lmao 🤣🤣. That club thinks they are still that big to come to the Premier League and just point at our best players.
— Skizzi (@badboyskizzi) September 24, 2021
They want reece? Sure give us 500 mill plus every single player in your squad
— 🕊🖤 (@discnted) September 24, 2021
This definitely a joke right?
— OSKIDO_🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@I_am_MAKANAKI) September 24, 2021
It does seem as though some in the Spanish press are playing fantasy football. While Real are thought to have some money to spend, after tabling sizeable bids for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe in the summer, they are not at the summit of European football any longer.
Why would James, a Chelsea supporter, leave the Blues when they have recently won the Champions League? As some other fans have pointed out, Real are not as attractive as they once were as a destination and they should be setting their sights a lot lower.