Real Madrid rumoured to be keen on Manchester City ace Hayley Raso according to reports | The Sun

HAYLEY RASO isthought to be attracting interest from Real Madrid with the club reportedly eager to boost their attacking ranks.  

The Manchester City ace, 28, is rumoured to be a summertransfer target for the Liga F side, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.

It is claimed the club, who are currently third in the women’s top-flight in Spain, are looking to create a more competitive squad to strengthen their push to win silverware. 

And it is thought the club have identified Raso as a potential target with her current City contract reportedly set to expire this summer.

Speculation comes six months on from Madrid, signing former City forward Caroline Weir.

The Scotland star has netted seven goals in 15 top tier and Champions League appearances this term.  

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Marca say Madrid have nine players in their senior squad whose contracts are due to expire at the end of June. 

They include 30-year-old forward Esther Gonzalez who notched up 14 goals in 27 top-flight appearances last season. 

And Marca claim Real, who knocked the Citizens out of the Champions League earlier this season, could look to swoop for the Raso in the summer.

Last term Raso, who won the 2017 NWSL Championship with former club Portland Thorns, made 13 WSL appearances for Gareth Taylor’s side. 

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However the versatile forward, who won league titles in Australia with Brisbane Roar and Canberra United, has so far played in seven top-flight games for City this season. 

And the WSL ace has come off the bench as a substitute in six of those games. 

Raso has netted nine times in 20 WSL appearances for City since her August 2021 move from Everton.

The forward, who began her senior playing career at Australian side Canberra United, joined the club on a two-year deal.

Since her move Raso helped City, who are fourth and play West Ham in the WSL on January 15, to a league cup trophy win last March.

And her 89th minute equaliser helped the club take last year’s FA Cup final into extra time before they were beaten 3-2 by Chelsea at Wembley. 

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