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Real Madrid want to sign Ricardo Rodríguez

And get rid of Coentrao in the process, according to Marca.

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It seems quite evident that Real Madrid must find a replacement for Fàbio Coentrao. The Portuguese left-back has reached a point in his Real Madrid career where he isn't committed while getting injured all the time. In fact, he is now out of the squad after injuring himself during his vacation. That's why Real Madrid want to sign Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodríguez this summer, according to Marca.

Rodríguez is a very interesting player who could even compete with Marcelo for the starting spot. He has a much stronger physical presence than the Brazilian defender, so they have different styles which would be useful for Benítez, something that is happening with the right-backs too.

However, there's a problem. Wolfsburg have money and they would not sell Ricardo Rodríguez easily. He's arguably one of their most important players after Kevin De Bruyne and if they sell the Belgian this summer -- something likely -- they will not want to ship Ricardo Rodríguez away too.

Will Real Madrid sell Coentrao this summer?

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