In a move that’s been on the cards for a while, it’s been confirmed that Alvaro Rodriguez, Real Madrid’s promising young striker, will be stepping up from the Castilla squad to join the first team next season.
This news, brought to us by Jose Manuel Moreno, is hardly a shocker, given the 18-year-old’s impressive track record.
Rodriguez, a rising star from Uruguay, has been making waves in Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla team, netting seven goals and providing two assists in 23 league games this season.
His stellar performances haven’t gone unnoticed, earning him a spot on Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team roster and a chance to prove his mettle at the pinnacle of football.
And boy, has he seized the opportunity! In his five La Liga appearances, Rodriguez has already scored and assisted a goal each, showing that he’s more than capable of holding his own in the big leagues.
Ancelotti, the Real Madrid manager, has been singing Rodriguez’s praises for a while now, hinting that the young forward might be joining the first team next season.
And now, it seems that the cat’s out of the bag – Rodriguez is set to join the big boys from the next campaign.
This move couldn’t have come at a better time for Real Madrid, who’ve been grappling with a shortage of options for the No. 9 position this season, with Karim Benzema shouldering most of the responsibility.
With Mariano Diaz set to bid adieu to the club as a free agent come June 30, the Merengues are in dire need of a new striker.
Real Madrid Set to Promote Alvaro Rodriguez
There’s been a flurry of speculation about who might fill this void. Some are placing their bets on big names like Harry Kane or Dusan Vlahovic, while others are suggesting a temporary fix in the form of Joselu, with plans to pursue Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe next term.
Regardless of who comes on board, one thing’s for sure – Rodriguez is set to get more first-team action next season.
And with the chance to train and play alongside seasoned pros like Benzema, this young gun is poised for a bright future at Real Madrid.