According to Spanish publication MARCA, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is most likely to include Castilla forward Gonzalo Garcia in the matchday squad for the upcoming home game against Getafe.
The injury sustained by Vinicius has created a notable void in the offensive line of Real Madrid, affecting both the team’s quality and quantity in attack.
In terms of the latter aspect, the absence of the Brazilian player (combined with Arda Guler’s absence since preseason) has considerably narrowed down the pool of available attackers at Ancelotti’s disposal.
The options now boil down to Rodrygo, Joselu, and Brahim Diaz as the three remaining forward choices.
Who is Gonzalo Garcia?
For the next month and a half, Ancelotti is set to explore the talents of Raúl’s Castilla team to bolster the forward line of Real Madrid, not only during training but also in actual matches.
The element of surprise could potentially revolve around Garcia, the standout striker who made a remarkable debut for Castilla last Sunday, netting a brace against Melilla.
The 19-year-old was under Ancelotti’s guidance in training today and could potentially secure a spot in the squad for the upcoming fixture against Getafe.
Garcia stands as a key figure within Castilla’s ‘Quinta de Nico,’ a part of the triumphant Juvenil A of Alvaro Arbeloa’s ‘triplet generation’ from the previous season.
Currently, under the guidance of Raul, these talented individuals are progressing within the club’s ranks. Garcia’s remarkable contribution from the preceding campaign saw him emerge as the Pichichi awardee, an accomplishment underlined by his impressive tally of 35 goals and six assists.
What is Gacria’s style of play?
As reported by Real Madrid Fabrica, the 19-year-old exhibits remarkable versatility across the frontline, adeptly slotting into various roles as a left winger, right winger, second striker, and centre forward.
Furthermore, Garcia has proved to be a lethal force during transitions and poses a constant threat in open-play situations. He leverages his physical prowess effectively, skillfully using his body to create space while carrying the ball and shielding possession.
Such is his goal-scoring prowess that last season, he was directly involved in 25% of Juvenil A’s goals as he went on to win the league, the Copa del Rey and the Copa de Campeones with the Juvenil A.
Overall, the 19-year-old has embarked on the current season with the same momentum as his successful stint with Juvenil A last campaign, underscoring his consistent excellence in style.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.