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Real Madrid trust 18-year-old defensive prospect for the future – Romano

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid trust Vinicius Tobias as an option for the right-back spot in the first-team setup for the future.

The 18-year-old Tobias signed for Real Madrid in April last year, arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk on a loan deal with an option for a permanent purchase.

While the Brazilian prospect has been unable to make his senior debut for Los Blancos as of yet, he has been performing admirably for Raul Gonzalez’s RM Castilla outfit.

Indeed, Vinicius Tobias has played 20 times for Castilla this term, registering four assists in the process. The teenager has also turned out three times for the club’s U-19 setup in the UEFA Youth League, chalking up an assist there as well.

The right-back had been called up to the first-team squad for the Copa del Rey encounter against Villarreal but remained an unused substitute.

There have been concerns surrounding the right-back department at Real Madrid of late as Dani Carvajal’s injury issues are surfacing again while Lucas Vazquez is not a natural full-back.

It had led to speculations that Los Blancos could look to sign a new right-back in the summer, but reports suggest that there are no such plans at the moment.

Furthermore, Romano has also reported that the Spanish champions were offered a chance to sign Joao Cancelo last month, but turned down the opportunity as they did not want to change their squad, while they retain complete faith in Tobias.

This seems to indicate that Real Madrid could decide to trigger the permanent purchase option in the Brazilian’s loan agreement.

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PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025

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As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.

All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.

And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.

Hakimi could return to Real Madrid

Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.

Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.

However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.

And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.

The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.

Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.

As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.

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