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Real Madrid starlet waiting for a contract offer from club amid Chelsea, RB Leipzig interest



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Real Madrid Castilla defender Rafa Marin is a man in demand at the moment. The 20-year-old 6-foot 2-inch centre-half is the only player from the white subsidiary that is not armoured despite the fact that his contract expires in 2024.

For now, Real Madrid are yet to approach with a formal contract extension and if the situation does not change, they will be at risk of losing arguably one of the best players of the Castilla team.

According to Spanish publication AS, although Marin’s absolute priority is to play for Real Madrid, the only issue is the footballer is not seeing enough effort being made by the club.

And all this is happening as the team continues to secure the services of other players around him. To begin with, Sergio Arribas renewed his deal last summer, a certain Alvaro Rodriguez signed a new deal until 2027 and so did Nico Paz

Furthermore, even Mario Martin, who featured for the senior team this year, has a contract until 2026. 

But as far as Marin’s concerned, the only problem for Real Madrid remains the fact that the centre-back position is more than fulfilled and this is mostly why any talks of potential extension have been paralyzed.

In any way, one thing that is certain for Marin is that he will not stay in the Castilla setup next season even if the team play in La Liga 2 or continue in the RFEF First Division.

Meanwhile, the situation Marin finds himself in at Real Madrid is tempting for the rest of the market. As it turns out, the aforementioned source claims that the likes of Chelsea and RB Leipzig are already monitoring his situation with great interest.

Rafa Marin is considered to be one of the best talents of the Castilla team but despite that, he is yet to make an appearance for Carlo Ancelotti’s senior side. 

In Valdebebas, this comes as a bit of a shocker mostly because the player did not travel with the team for the Club World Cup as well where there were five players from the youth team.

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Real Madrid could be in trouble with RFEF if too many Spanish players leave



It is astounding that despite being the biggest club in Spain, Real Madrid do not have many Spanish players to show for it.

Los Blancos do indeed boast of a special diversity in the dressing room, but their lack of locally trained players could pose problems according to MARCA.

The Spanish outlet confirms that UEFA does not mandate the inclusion of any minimum number of locally grown players for a club. However, the Spanish federation stipulates that a club in Spain must boast of at least eight players who meet a specific set of conditions.

Of the aforementioned eight candidates, there must be at least four players who have spent three seasons or 36 months at the club between the ages of 15 and 21.

Currently, only Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Mariano make up the required number on that front.

The problem, however, arises with the condition for the other four players in the list of eight. RFEF stipulates that the second set of four players must have completed at least 36 months in teams attached to the federation of Spain between the ages of 15 and 21.

Only Jesus Vallejo, Alvaro Odriozola, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos tick the aforementioned box. However, all four players have uncertain futures at the club and are well-placed to depart in the summer.

There are thus big decisions to be taken over the transfer strategy for June. Real Madrid can work ways to ship all four players out, it would require the re-integration of players like Sergio Arribas, Miguel Gutierrez or Fran Garcia to ensure the fulfilment of the criteria.

With both Vallejo and Odriozola seemingly frozen out of Ancelotti’s plans, their departures from Santiago Bernabeu appear inevitable. Thus, the management could be forced to renew one of Asensio or Ceballos come June.

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