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Real Madrid looking to raise €25 million from the sales of Castilla youngsters – report



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Real Madrid Castilla were at the doorstep of promotion to the Spanish second division last season. Having made their way through a major part of the playoffs, only one game separated them from a spot in the next division.

However, it was not meant to be. The youth setup failed to get past Eldense at the final hurdle, breaking the hearts of fans across the globe. The result was most harsh on the young and coming talents of La Fabrica who were on the verge of scripting history.

The team is now set to return to the third division for the 2023-24 campaign. The club see it to be the end of a cycle for the youngsters involved and are actively encouraging many of the players to look for a way out. After all, regular minutes at a higher level is critical to their development.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos plan to generate at least €25 million through sales from the academy. All the players sold, however, will only move with the option of a possible return.

Sergio Arribas, Rafa Marin, Carlos Dotor, Alvaro Martin, Marvin Park, Antonio Blanco, Bruno Iglesias, and Julen Jon Guerrero are some of the players the Merengues are looking to move on this summer. Of them, some are in more advanced negotiations than others.

Marin, for instance, is very close to completing a move to Real Betis on loan. The 21-year-old centre-back had suitors from Germany, England, Italy, and Spain but chose to stay within La Liga in the end.

Sergio Arribas is another candidate with no shortage of suitors. The young midfielder has attracted offers from Borussia Dortmund, Girona, and Deportivo Alaves amongst other clubs and is set to make his decision in the coming days. The report suggests Real Madrid will demand €10 million for the attacking midfielder.

Real Madrid’s offices will thus burn the midnight oil in the coming weeks to ensure as many departures from the academy as possible. After all, the efflux is necessary to make space for the upcoming crop of talents.

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Real Madrid upset with ‘blatant errors’ made by referee during derby defeat vs Atletico



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Real Madrid suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season last night as local rivals Atletico Madrid beat Carlo Ancelotti’s men 3-1 at the Civitas Metropolitano.

It was a meek display from the Merengues with Atleti doing well to contain them for most of the game.

The defeat, coupled with Barcelona’s win over Celta Vigo, sees the Catalans assume the top spot in La Liga with Real Madrid now slipping down to third.

Real Madrid unhappy with refereeing

As is the case with almost every Madrilenian derby, Sunday night’s clash was not without its controversial moments.

And, MARCA is now reporting that Real Madrid are unhappy and upset with some contentious refereeing decisions made during the match.

Indeed, Los Blancos were not pleased with some of the calls made by the referee and aired their feelings via their Real Madrid TV Broadcast during which they highlighted the said ‘blatant errors’ made by referee Javier Alberola Rojas and the VAR.

Real Madrid point to several errors

For starters, Real Madrid felt aggrieved that Alvaro Morata’s opening goal was allowed to stand despite there being a foul committed on Jude Bellingham in the lead-up to the goal, with there being no VAR check either.

Real Madrid were displeased by the refereeing. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

On top of that, the Merengues believe that Jose Maria Gimenez should have been shown a red card by the referee for a last-man challenge on Rodrygo, but the Atletico Madrid ace was only shown a yellow card, with VAR not intervening again.

Real Madrid also believe that they should have been awarded a penalty for a potential handball by Mario Hermoso from a cross by Nacho in the 66th minute.

Beyond that, Los Blancos also felt aggrieved about Eduardo Camavinga’s goal not being allowed due to offside despite Antonio Rudiger not impacting play.

There is no point in crying over spilt milk though and Real Madrid must now turn their focus towards the next game against Las Palmas and returning to winning ways.

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