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Real Madrid not closing the door on 23-year-old forward’s summer departure

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Just days after securing their 15th Champions League title, Real Madrid have now announced the arrival of Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman is set to join the club on a free transfer and has signed a five-year contract at Santiago Bernabeu, putting an end to years of transfer speculation.

Mbappe joins a star-studded Real Madrid attack that features the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Arda Guler and Joselu, among others.

Mbappe’s arrival, though, is set to have major implications, as far as the future of Real Madrid’s existing attackers are concerned. And Rodrygo, in particular, has come into focus lately.

Exit door remains open for Rodrygo

Spanish journalist Jose Felix Diaz (via Ruben Martin’s Twitch) has offered a fresh update on the future of Rodrygo, who appears to be unsettled at Real Madrid following the arrival of Mbappe.

Rodrygo is facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Jose suggests that the exit door remains open for Rodrygo, should he look for a new challenge elsewhere

One would expect Rodrygo to join another club if he truly is to avoid falling into the shadow of Mbappe and Vinicius.

Not to mention, Real Madrid are well-placed to sign another attacking talent in Florian Wirtz in 2025.

What does Rodrygo think?

Jose adds that Rodrygo, for his part, has yet to make his mind up about leaving Real Madrid.

There have been reports of the player being approached by Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. However, the Spanish journalist could not confirm the rumours.

He does, however, assure that Rodrygo is unsettled following the arrival of Mbappe. And keeping that in mind, an exit cannot be ruled out for the Brazilian international in the coming summer.

One would expect Man City to emerge as a potential suitor for Rodrygo, given that the Premier League champions have been linked with a move for the attacker in the past.

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  1. Adrian

    June 5, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    An exchange between Rodrygo and Rodri would be best for Real Madrid.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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