Real Madrid have seen a number of young talents develop impressively at Castilla over the past few seasons. Under the watchful eye of club legend, Raul, they almost secured promotion to the Segunda Division last season. Unfortunately, the route to the first-team has been difficult to traverse for many.
Some of the Castilla talents have seen first-team action already, with Alvaro Rodriguez featuring on a few occasions last season while Karim Benzema dealt with injuries. And he might be the back up striker for the senior team in the 2023/24 campaign, if they don’t sign another number 9.
One of the names at Castilla that always gets praised highly is Sergio Arribas. However, due to the midfield depth and quality already in the first-team squad, chances have been hard to come by, leaving many to question the future of the youngster.
As reported by The Athletic, Sevilla are interested in signing Arribas. Real Betis and several other teams are believed to be keeping an eye on the Spaniard as well. Real Madrid are asking for a transfer fee around €10 million and a 50% sell-on clause.
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Arribas has made a handful of appearances for Real Madrid and not spent much time on the pitch. According to Transfermarkt, he has made 14 appearances and played 183 minutes of football for the club, scoring one goal.
Castilla look set to undergo a number of changes this summer, with many young talents potentially moving elsewhere. Arribas could join the likes of Rafa Marin and Carlo Dotor on the way out, as they look for opportunities as well.
Arribas is a big talent without doubt, but at this moment, it does not feel like he has a place in the senior team. At 21 years of age, he needs to be playing regular football though. So leaving Real Madrid might be the best step for his career.