Real Madrid have identified Manchester City’s Yan Couto as a target for next season, as per multiple claims from Spain.

Manchester City signed the right-back from Brazilian side Coritiba in 2020 and he’s been out on loan since then. Last summer, the 21-year-old returned to Girona, and he’s excelled for them this season.

Operating as a right wing-back and on the right side of the defence, he’s managed two goals and seven assists from 27 games this season.

Saturday’s Marca claims the Brazilian’s fine displays for Girona have caught Los Blancos’ attention. Their aim is for him to provide cover and competition for 32-year-old Daniel Carvajal.

AS join in the claims and state the La Liga giants like the South American.

Real Madrid head of scouting Juni Calafat is a great supporter of Couto’s arrival, as he’s fascinated with the fullback’s technical abilities.

It’s said Pep Guardiola’s side is the ‘main obstacle’ as they are unlikely to ‘make it easy’ for Real Madrid to secure his services in the summer.

Couto’s deal at the Etihad lasts until 2025 and this may help Madrid in talks come the summer.