Real Madrid have been renowned for producing some of the most talented players in European football, but the gems that come out of La Fabrica tend to face stiff competition in the squad and protracted waiting periods before regular game time becomes an occurrence.
As such, many of the stars from Castilla have bid farewell to the Merengues in recent months, with aspirations of achieving regularity.
However, Real Madrid do not intend to close the said players’ chapters in the Spanish capital for good, as possibilities of their return do exist.
Real Madrid keeping an eye on their former youth players
According to AS, if players like Sergio Arribas, Carlos Dotor, or Miguel Gutierrez perform well at their new clubs and the team needs them, Real Madrid does not rule out their return.
As per the report, they are all always being watched, with their exhibitions constantly scrutinized.
And any of them could turn out to be another Fran Garcia, who spent his youth years in Madrid and achieved his homecoming after a three-year stint at Real Valladolid, which exceeded expectations.
Arribas, after enjoying a scintillating season with Castilla last time out, left for Almeria this summer, with Los Blancos retaining 50% of his rights.
The La Fabrica graduate grabbed his chance to prove himself to Carlo Ancelotti after helping Almeria take the lead with a brilliant goal on the counter-attack in the most recent match-up.
Dotor, meanwhile, is now plying his trade with Celta Vigo. A former captain of Castilla, the midfielder was a key figure in Raul Gonzalez’s side and made an impression during the previous season with them.
As such, he is also being examined thoroughly, with a chance to buy him back at a reduced price in the future.
Gutierrez, meanwhile, joined Girona last summer in search of more opportunities and has established himself as a promising left-back in La Liga..
Real Madrid may have parted ways with the aforementioned players, but do not rule out another Fran Garcia situation, where the former youth talents return after making a name for themselves.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.