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Real Madrid Castilla ace will be promoted to the first team next season – report



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In an update that does not come as a major surprise, Jose Manuel Moreno is reporting that Real Madrid will officially promote young striker Alvaro Rodriguez to the first team from the Castilla squad next season.

The 18-year-old academy ace has been tipped for a bright future by those within the club. In 23 league games for Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla outfit this season, Rodriguez has scored seven goals and set up two more.

The Uruguayan prospect’s performances for the subsidiary side earned him a spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team roster and he made a notable impact in the handful of opportunities that have come his way.

In five La Liga appearances, Rodriguez has scored and assisted one goal apiece and has not looked out of place at the highest level of football.

Manager Ancelotti has spoken highly of the 18-year-old forward on several occasions in the past and had hinted that he could become a first-team member next season.

And, as per the aforementioned report, that is what will happen, with Rodriguez set to be promoted to the first-team squad from next campaign onwards.

It is a necessary move for Real Madrid, who have struggled with a lack of options in the No. 9 slot this season behind captain Karim Benzema.

Mariano Diaz will leave the club as a free agent when his contract expires on June 30. And there are contrary reports emerging on the Merengues’ pursuit of a new striker for next season.

Some are suggesting that Real Madrid could go for a top star like Harry Kane or Dusan Vlahovic this summer.

But others claim that they might opt for a stop-gap solution such as Joselu before pushing for Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe next term.

Either way, Rodriguez is likely to see more first-team minutes next season at Real Madrid and would benefit from training and playing regularly with a player like Benzema and other senior players.

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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet



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Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.

As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.

The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.

With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.

The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.

The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.

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