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Real Madrid have not taken a final call on the future of Castilla wonderkid yet – report

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According to reports from The Athletic, Real Madrid are yet to make a final decision on the future of Sergio Arribas.

The youngster is seen as one of Castilla’s finest talents and has repeatedly proven himself under Raul Gonzalez this season. Despite operating as a midfielder, he is the player with the most goals and assists for the subsidiary side.

That, however, has translated to nothing in terms of providing him with a stepping stone to the senior setup. The young star has seen just 20 minutes for the first team in 2022/23 over three games and has even scored one goal in that duration.

Carlo Ancelotti has not been one known to trust young academy graduates over both his spells at the club. His predecessor Zinedine Zidane, on the contrary, was a big advocate of giving youngsters chances and was a big admirer of Arribas.

The same was confirmed by the player’s entourage earlier this month. “Zidane told my son ‘you’re going to get there, for sure’,” Arribas’ father stated in an interview.

The 21-year-old star made eight appearances for Real Madrid under the French tactician in 2020/21 and made a statement as one to be looked out for in the years to come. Needless to say, his future will depend on the managerial situation at the club next term.

Ancelotti’s continuity could force the player to look for a way out, for chances with the first team would be far and few in between, even though there have been talks about him being promoted to the senior setup.

Notably, there is one more critical factor that could push the club to renew and keep Arribas – Real Madrid’s situation with the homegrown players’ law established by RFEF. If the likes of Marco Asensio, Jesus Vallejo, and Dani Ceballos are to leave in June, Arribas’ continuity could be assured.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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