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21-year-old Real Madrid prodigy on the radars of La Liga rivals – report



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Real Madrid starlet Sergio Arribas has been one of the best performers for the club’s Castilla outfit for the past couple of years. However, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by for the 21-year-old under Carlo Ancelotti.

But, if not at Real Madrid, the youngster could end up playing first-division football at a different team next season, as La Liga club Girona are interested in securing his services in the summer.

This report comes from journalist June Lavin, who states that Arribas is very well-liked by Girona manager Michel, who has visited the Valdebebas ground to watch him in action, as well as the Catalan club’s director Quique Carcel.

Arribas, 21, is enjoying another fine season with Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla outfit. The versatile attacking midfielder has racked up a return of 13 goals and eight assists this season with the subsidiary squad.

When given a chance with the first team at the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this year, Arribas scored a goal for Ancelotti’s side as well.

Previous reports have claimed that Arribas could be promoted to the senior team next season at Real Madrid, although a final call has not been taken yet.

However, with the possibility of Brahim Diaz returning to the club in the summer, coupled with Marco Asensio’s potential renewal and the recent interest in Samuel Chukwueze, game-time could become hard to come by for the Spanish prodigy.

Arribas’ entourage, as per the report, believe that the 21-year-old will be playing first-division football next season.

“Next year, if everything continues like this, he will be in First Division,” his camp says.

They also state that Girona could be a good fit for the youngster due to the way they play.

“Because of Girona’s style of play, Arribas would adapt very quickly. It is a profile that teams that usually have the ball like a lot.”

Real Madrid loaned out Reinier Jesus to Girona this past summer, but the Brazilian has struggled to make an impact. They also sold left-back Miguel Gutierrez to the Catalan club and he is doing well.

Whether Arribas follows in their footsteps and becomes the next Real Madrid youngster to join Girona remains to be seen. His current contract with the Merengues runs until 2025 and if the club decide to sanction his departure, it will not be a popular decision among the fans.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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