Does Vinícius Tobias have a future at Real Madrid?

Lucas Vázquez’s injury and Dani Carvajal’s fitness issues, which became evident in the Super Cup final against Barcelona, means Carlo Ancelotti will soon have a decision to make at Real Madrid.

Vinícius Tobias currently plays as a right-back for Real Madrid Castilla on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk and he is a player with great potential. He also joined the first team for preseason and received positive feedback from Ancelotti, who played him in the friendly match played against Club América in San Francisco.

Raúl González, head coach of Castilla, admires the young Brazilian as he’s performing at a level that has made him one of the best players in his league. Tobias has also become one of Raúl’s key players as Castilla, who are aiming for promotion.

AS report that Real Madrid could want to negotiate with Shakhtar, because while there exists a buy option for the 18-year-old, Shakhtar’s unusual position due to the war has forced them to look into selling the majority of their foreign players, and Tobias’ sale could provide them with immediate revenue.

The young Brazilian lived in Kyiv for only a handful of weeks before Russia’s invasion forced his sudden move out of the country to Spain.

Madrid will have to keep an eye on the clock as they consider and complete Tobias’ signing. Football bureaucracy comes into play as Tobias will have to be registered for the first team soon. Vinícius, Éder Militão and Rodrygo have all recently acquired European passports which opens up places for non-EU players such as Vinícius Tobias. And if the transfer is completed, the young defender will take one of the non-EU spots at the Santiago Bernabéu.

GSFN | Nicolás Antúnez de Mayolo

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