Real Madrid’s policy and best interests require the administration to start long in preparation with future planning
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the club is concerned about the right-back spot. The roles Daniel Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez possess are necessary to manage responsibilities on the right side of defence. However, there is concern about the passing of the baton given that both Spanish are 31 years old.
As of this summer, Los Blancos won’t add any new right-back players, according to rumours. Pedro Porro and Malo Gusto were considered possible bolsters by Carlo Ancelotti, but both players found new homes in the recently concluded winter transfer market.
In January, Porro was one of the most sought-after fullbacks in Europe. The Spanish player, however, chose to take Tottenham Hotspurs’ offer to join on loan rather than postpone his decision until the summer. His transfer must be made official by the English team for €45 million this summer.
The same window saw Gusto make a move to Stamford Bridge, on the other side. His transfer to the Premier League club cost close to €30 million, but he was returned to Lyon on a season-long loan. Both agreements share the enormous price tag that comes with them, which Real Madrid would not currently be willing to pay.
Carlo Ancelotti will aim to maintain his confidence in Carvajal and Vazquez going into the upcoming campaign, with Nacho ideally continuing as a crucial third option. Vinicius Tobias from Real Madrid Castilla will undoubtedly serve as a capable backup for his seniors, and it only seems a question of time before he makes his first-team debut.