The Real Madrid Castilla side is set for a change of guard. After recording one of the team’s most successful runs in recent years, Raul Gonzalez and the administration are set to see multiple stars leave and look for new pastures.
Sergio Arribas, Carlos Dotor, Marvin Park, Antonio Blanco, and Alvaro Martin are some of the young stars actively seeking moves out of the club. However, the club have a different stance on one Castilla star – Rafa Marin.
Los Blancos outright refuse to sell the young star this summer, even with the inclusion of a buyback clause.
Their firm stance on sending him only on loan made many believe that they had him in their plans for the future.
Marin will have a place in the first team in 2024/25
AS confirms the same in a recent report. According to the Spanish publication, Marin has an assured place in the first-team squad for 2024/25.
The management have high hopes for the defender and see him as a valuable asset for the coming decade.
In Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger, and David Alaba, the Merengues have one of the world’s most experienced and resilient defensive lineups, but barring the Brazilian, the other stars are in their thirties.
The first-choice replacement and club captain, Nacho Fernandez, could well be in his final year at the club.
Marin will presumably replace the veteran in the 2024/25 season and look to take over from Alaba or Rudiger in the long term.
The 21-year-old centre-back has signed a contract renewal with Real Madrid that will see him contracted to the club until 2026.
Deportivo Alaves are currently in advanced talks with Real Madrid over a one-year loan deal for Marin.
A year with the newly-promoted La Liga side would do wonders for Marin’s development if he finds enough minutes under his belt. Needless to say, it is a win-win for all parties involved.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.