• Matondo opts to focus on helping his team this season
  • Matondo is leaving doors open moving forward
  • Real Madrid is also targeting Matondo

Manchester United that there is a chance they could lose out in the race of Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund. To be sure, the Red Devils are laying out alternatives and one is Rabbi Matondo who is currently on loan to Schalke 04. To get him, United needs to pay roughly $66 million to Die Knappen. But aside from that, Manchester City remains in the mix. Matondo's former team can also buy him back for $49 million if they choose to do so.

As most know, United is pressed for cash as most teams try to curb down spending moving forward. The Red Devils have been linked to several players in the past weeks. The buyout fee for Matondo is a bit out of the range of previous targets although United feels they can negotiate the asking price should they pursue the Welsh footballer this summer.

Matondo is aware of the interest in him but prefers to keep his focus with Schalke, the Manchester Evening News reported. He reveals how he still has some unfinished business with the team, including climbing up the standings. Concerning his future, the 19-year-old just responded by saying that he will not rule out possibilities. Matondo plans to deal with them once he crosses the bridge.

"I just want to give my all and then whatever happens in the future happens. Never say never," Matondo said.

However, it appears United is not the only one interested in possibly getting Matondo to their side. Real Madrid is also tracking the "Wonder Kid," someone reportedly on the radar of Zinedine Zidane. Real is focusing on signing young developing players and Matondo fits that category, Diario reported.

But compared to United, the interest of Real may not be as serious. However, it remains that there are teams keeping tabs with the situation and likely try to pluck him from Schalke. The 19-year-old has been struggling to make the first team of the team but remains a talent any team would want. He is highly rated in Germany and is one of the young promising stars in the game today. Matondo left Cardiff City in 2016 and moved to Manchester City before ending up with Schalke.

Schalke's Welsh forward Rabbi Matondo
Schalke's Welsh forward Rabbi Matondo Getty Images | INA FASSBENDER/AFP