Real Madrid are reportedly considering Fulham’s Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa as a ‘cut price’ midfield transfer option this summer.
Zinedine Zidane’s side have been linked with a host of players but the financial implications of coronavirus will mean clubs have smaller budgets than normal.
And Anguissa, who has spent the 2019-2020 season on-loan at Villarreal following Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League, is an option the LaLiga side are thought to be considering, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Villarreal are thought to be interested in signing the 24-year-old permanently but would be unable to match his £70,000-a-week wages.
The report claims Real would push for a salary reduction and are also unwilling to meet the midfielder’s release clause of £22million.
They would instead look to knock £5million off the fee with an offer of £17million.
Anguissa has been a regular for his loan side this season with 25 appearances in all competitions and has one goal and one assist to his name.
Fulham signed the Cameroon international for a club-record fee of £30million on transfer deadline day in August 2018.
But he failed to settle into life at Craven Cottage, failing to get a consistent run of games and often being played out of position.
He has had a much more successful time in Spain and has shown the potential he has to become the player Fulham thought they had signed.