Real Madrid’s long list of injuries leaves Carlo Ancelotti without important players both in the short and the long term. The management, however, so not believe in making a signing in the winter and thus open the door for players from the academy to come through.
It has not been easy for players in the Castilla to make it big with the first team in recent times. Daniel Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are amongst the only candidates to boast of such a feat.
The up-and-coming generation of stars, however, features some serious quality in the likes of Nico Paz and Gonzalo Garcia amongst others. Needless to say, the future for the academy stars looks bright.
Real Madrid Castilla manager Raul Gonzalez spoke to the media after his team’s recent match against Algeciras and acknowledged the fact that his players could well see promotions in the coming months.
“I see the nearby option for Ancelotti to pull those of the subsidiary. Depending on the circumstances and each moment, he will decide what is best for the first team.”
“Communication is daily and when the first team returns to train, he will decide who can help and for me, it will be a joy that they go up to the first team. I will have to call players up from Madrid C and the others will also be happy,” he added.
The club legend stressed the fact that while the decision-making did not lie in his hands, the opportunities would come for the youngsters.
“The decision of who the players are is Ancelotti’s and being Castilla players they must always be prepared, they have always given good performance and that is our job.”
Real Madrid summer signing set to return to training soon – report
Real Madrid’s main goal heading into the summer transfer window was to wrap up the signing of Jude Bellingham amid massive interest from Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s City, especially, were ready to match and increase any salary Madrid offered, and were going strongly into the bidding war.
Eventually, Bellingham decided to join Madrid after they reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for €3 million.
However, following this, los blancos had to improvise a fair bit as Karim Benzema decided to leave the club to join Al-Ittihad on a free transfer. They were expecting him to continue for another season, at least, and it stumped their plans in the market.
In the next few weeks, Madrid chased forwards, and ended up signing Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and a certain Arda Guler, who was close to Barcelona before eventually ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Unfortunately for Madrid, he is yet to play a single minute for the club after picking up a serious injury in pre-season. Despite being on the bench for a couple of games, Guler suffered a relapse in training, and was sidelined again.
Now, reports from Yagiz Sabuncuoglu say that the Turkish international is close to returning to team training.
Guler has slowly, but surely, been recovering from his injury, and could take to the pitch for his first minutes with the club in the next few weeks as Madrid look for solutions after a month full of injuries.
With Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois all out until early 2024, Madrid have relied on Castilla for reinforcements, but could do with Guler’s services in their forward line.
That said, Carlo Ancelotti and co. are expected to be extremely cautious when it comes to the Turkish international. The slightest spell of poor man-management here could make or break the youngster’s career.