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Real Madrid ‘delighted’ with youngster, not ruling out €18 million permanent signing



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Real Madrid have built quite a reputation for nurturing Brazilian talents in the recent past. They have enjoyed immense success with the investments in Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo lately, and are actively looking for new talents sprouting up across the country.

One such investment was Vinicius Tobias, who was roped in from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan in April earlier this year, with an option for permanent purchase.

The right-back had joined Real Madrid’s reserve squad, Castilla, and has made a positive impact. He has enjoyed an excellent start to the new season, establishing himself as a key defensive component for Castilla.

The 18-year-old has racked up seven appearances for the club while also featuring twice in the UEFA Youth League.

In light of Vinicius Tobias’ excellent performances, Real Madrid are not ruling out signing the youngster on a permanent deal.

This has been reported by Sergio Santos, who suggests that Los Blancos are delighted with Tobias’ rapid progress this season. They are considering a permanent move for the 18-year-old, who has impressed the onlookers with his pace and athleticism out wide.

In addition to his dynamism, Tobias has impressed the Real Madrid setup with his professionalism and attitude as well. It has left the Whites with a critical decision to make, as the youngster has an €18 million purchase clause embedded in his loan deal.

A figure of €18 million is not insignificant, even for a club such as Real Madrid. However, given the way Tobias has grown into prominence in the course of the past six months, he has made a strong case for becoming a permanent player for the European giants.

At the age of just 18, the Brazilian could turn out to be an excellent addition to Real Madrid’s senior squad next season and a potential long-term replacement for the ageing Dani Carvajal.

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  1. Neville van Wyk

    October 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Hope they keep him

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Real Madrid identify two positions that need strengthening in the summer – report



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According to reports from Mario Cortegana (h/t Madrid Zone), Real Madrid have two objectives for the upcoming summer transfer window. The centre-forward and the right-wing position are seen as the two positions to be reinforced but no decision has been made yet about making a move.

This comes over and above the Merengues’ pre-existing need for new midfielders and full-backs in the coming windows.

At first sight, it may appear that Los Blancos are well stacked in the final third. In Vinicius Jr, Karim Benzema and Rodrygo Goes, they have three starting quality players who are well-complemented by the likes of Marco Asensio and Federico Valverde.

Yet, Vinicius is the only player on the aforementioned list who can boast of a starting role in a fixed position for at least the next decade.

There is worry over the centre-forward role considering Benzema’s lack of form and fitness throughout the current campaign. With the Ballon d’Or winner already 35, the club need a young reinforcement soon which is evident with the team’s struggle for goals this term.

Los Blancos have already invested heavily in Endrick in this regard. However, that has not stopped them from following established options like Dusan Vlahovic and Erling Haaland as their Brazilian wonderkid will not arrive until 2024.

The right wing is also understaffed despite the presence of young Rodrygo and Fede Valverde. The duo have no dearth of talent but have not managed to click on the wing as well as the manager would have liked.

Thus, it remains to be seen as to who the club targets to strengthen the wing and aim to stretch the play. Given the heavy investment planned for Jude Bellingham, a low-cost option is likely to be considered.

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