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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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Brazil ready to wait until June for Carlo Ancelotti – Romano



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Earlier today, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti spoke openly about the rumours linking him to the vacant Brazil national team job.

The Italian tactician has emerged as the top target for the Selecao to succeed Tite, who was let go of after the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The president of the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, has made it clear that Ancelotti is the preferred candidate for the job.

Reacting to the same, Ancelotti, during his press conference today, said: “The reality is that the Brazilian national team wants me and I love it and I’m very excited about it, but then I have to respect the contract I have and I want to fulfil it.”

“I’m not surprised that there are these rumours. It doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t worry me. I’m just focused on fulfilling my duties with this club and with this team. I’m still here until Real Madrid allow me to stay.”

While the 63-year-old might be saying that he wishes to fulfil his contract at Real Madrid, which expires in 2024, he did not shy away from stating that he was happy about Brazil’s interest in him.

And now, Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Zone) is reporting that the Selecao are ready to wait until June to go ahead with the appointment of Ancelotti.

While the Italian tactician remains in control at this point at Real Madrid, things could change drastically over the next couple of months.

The La Liga title looks already out of the Merengues’ hands while they are also trailing Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final. If they fail to go all the way in the UEFA Champions League as well, Florentino Perez could decide to make some changes, starting with Ancelotti.

Hence, Brazil are happy to wait patiently until June and see how the situation is at that point and whether Ancelotti is available. With no major matches coming up for the Selecao until September, they can afford to wait as well.

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