A recent report from SPORT has offered an update on the future of Real Madrid youngster Rafa Marin. The defender currently plies his trade for Castilla but his future at the club could be uncertain.
Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are among the clubs monitoring the situation of the defensive prodigy, whose current contract at Real Madrid expires at the end of the season.
A centre-back by trade, Marin is regarded highly in Raul’s Castilla setup. Standing at 1.91m, he is a regular fixture in Castilla’s defensive setup and has impressed the onlookers with his towering presence and discipline at the back.
Marin’s performances have even helped him earn appearances for Spain’s youth teams. And it appears a move away from La Fabrica may also be on the horizon.
This is because Marin is unsure of his prospects at Real Madrid. The 20-year-old is aware of the fact that current first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti has not put much faith in young players so far, often resorting to experienced, and proven individuals instead of giving youngsters the opportunity to perform at the big stage.
The likes of Sergio Arribas and Carlos Dotor are indeed yet to make a breakthrough in the Real Madrid squad despite their apparent talent and the club’s lack of depth in the first-team.
Marin feels he may become a subject of similar treatment by Ancelotti. Real Madrid tried to convince the youngster to sign a new contract during the summer transfer window, but the two parties were not able to reach an agreement.
Unless something unexpected occurs, the 20-year-old could be on course to leave the club at the end of the season, when he will turn a free agent.
And with Chelsea and PSG both interested in his services, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the young defender.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.