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.
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.