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Real Madrid plan to activate 18-year-old prospect’s €10 million permanent buy option

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Real Madrid are said to be keen on executing the purchase clause inserted in the loan agreement for Vinicius Tobias, reports Spanish publication MARCA.

Tobias, 18, moved to Real Madrid in April 2022, arriving on an 18-month loan deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. Since the Spanish capital club had filled all of its non-EU slots, he was moved to the Castilla team instead.

The initial adapting weeks were indeed difficult for the 18-year-old, but the full-back has now grown into one of the best players in the reserve team. In 15 appearances for Castilla this season, he has contributed with three assists.

A fine run of form has now forced the Madrid management to put their heads into turning his temporary stay into a permanent one.

Now, it must be noted that if the operation turns into reality, it is going to cost Real Madrid as much as €10 million. This is the amount Madrid are willing to pay mostly because of his growth trajectory.

As reported by MARCA, if everything goes on track, Tobias will continue with Castilla for another season, with minutes coming with the senior team as well. He will be kept as a contingency plan mostly because the team is insistent on continuing with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez as their primary full-backs for next season as well.

For Tobias, he has earned everyone’s trust, including that of Raul, who has already relayed positive words on the same.

“In these four or five months, he is improving. Offensively he has quality, and is daring more and more. And defensively, when the team has been organised and stronger with the five line, we have helped him for his progression,” said the Castilla coach.

“The issue of the decision does not correspond to me, but he is a boy in whom there is improvement. Let’s hope he stays this season and when the decision has to be made, make it the best for him and for the club.

“My intention is to help him, like everyone else, and find his best version and accumulate demanding games,” he added.

As of today, the 18-year-old has managed to convince everyone and as the aforementioned source claims, ‘the signing of the full-back is more than a positive operation’ at the moment.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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