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Real Madrid considering handing Castilla prospect a first-team spot next season – report



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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.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move



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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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