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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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Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla

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Real Madrid are set to play hosts to Sevilla this evening, in what could prove to be a critical match in the context of the title race.

Although Los Blancos hold a formidable lead at the top of the table, the club are coming on the back of a disappointing result against Rayo Vallecano.

Dropping more points against Sevilla tonight could prove to be costly, especially with Barcelona and Girona breathing down their necks.

Potential Real Madrid lineup vs Sevilla

As Real Madrid approach this crucial game, coach Carlo Ancelotti has to make several arrangements, especially with so many players ruled out either due to injury or suspension.

Defence

Starting from the goalkeeper position, Thibaut Courtois remains out, which means Andriy Lunin should continue in between the sticks, ahead of the unhappy Kepa Arrizabalaga.

In the right-back position, Ancelotti is likely to opt for Lucas Vazquez, as Dani Carvajal is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last game.

On a bright note, though, Antonio Rudiger is back and should return to central defence. He will be accompanied by Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s four-man backline.

Rudiger to return after a brief spell on the sidelines (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.

Midfield

Moving into midfield, Eduardo Camavinga has been ruled out due to suspension. However, Ancelotti does have a myriad of options in the middle of the park.

Aurelien Tchouameni should continue to operate in the number six position, just behind the two interior midfielders Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.

Luka Modric is an option on the bench, should Ancelotti require more experience in the middle.

Attack

As for the attack, the Real Madrid frontline should be led by Brahim Diaz once again, even though he faces fierce competition from Joselu.

Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, on the other hand, are guaranteed choices in the wide attacking spaces, though Ancelotti does have Arda Guler and Alvaro Rodriguez as potential alternatives.

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