RM Castilla has produced a host of young talents in recent years, some of who have gone on to make a mark in the Real Madrid setup.
In the current setup, there are already many showing immense promise including Sergio Arribas. The young playmaker is regarded as one of the most talented players to come out of the academy in recent years and is making a push to be included in the senior squad.
This has been reported by Sergio Santos. The Spanish journalist indicates that Arribas has raised many eyebrows within the Real Madrid camp for his performances at RM Castilla this season.
In just seven matches, the playmaker has racked up four goals and two assists. In addition to his productivity in the final third, the youngster has impressed onlookers with his ability to manoeuvre the ball in the final third and create chances for his team.
Arribas’ performances have not gone unnoticed either, with Real Madrid reportedly considering making him a part of the senior squad from the 2023/24 campaign onwards.
The Whites are aware of the fact that there are many players in the first team, who could leave the club at the end of the season. It could pave the way for Arribas to enjoy a prominent role in the senior squad, even though the youngster must prove himself at the highest level.
Among the ones poised to leave Real Madrid in 2023 are Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Both the midfielders’ contracts expire at the end of the season, though Real Madrid are hoping to extend the contract of the former.
Others include Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos. The two players have not been offered any contract extension by Real Madrid and their departure could be key in helping Arribas make his way into the senior side.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.