Real Madrid is facing the departure of one of the young promises of its youth academy this summer. According to the newspaper Marca, Rafa Marín will leave the club in this transfer window in search of new challenges. The talented centre-back, who was Castilla’s standout defender last season, has received major offers from several LaLiga teams: Betis, Celta and Villarreal.
Rafa Marín’s contract expires on June 30, 2024 and for the last year, Real Madrid have tried to negotiate a contract extension. However, the parties have not reached a satisfactory agreement for the player, who has been considering options to make the leap to the highest category of Spanish football.
The pearl that will leave Real Madrid this summer: 3 LaLiga teams interested
Last summer, Marín received offers from both Spanish and foreign teams, but he decided to remain linked to Raúl’s project with the dream of reaching the first team. However, that dream has faded at least in the short term with the renewal of Nacho and the possible continuity of Vallejo at the club.
Currently, Marín trains alone in Valdebebas while the rest of Raúl’s team prepares for the new season. Although Real Madrid considers Marín as a player with potential for the first team, the lack of space in the squad, with established players such as Praise, Militao, Rüdiger, Nacho and Vallejomakes it necessary to find a way out for the youth squad.
Several LaLiga teams have shown interest in Rafa Marín, Betis, Celta and Villarreal being some of them. These clubs have been attracted by the potential of the young centre-back and his participation in European competitions is an attractive factor for the player.
Rafa Marín’s numbers during the last season are impressive. He played 40 of the 42 possible games and always played 90 minutes.
The young centre-back is ready to take the next step in his career and will look to do so outside of Real Madrid. Although his dream of playing for the first team has been cut short for now, Marín hopes to prove himself in LaLiga and follow in the footsteps of players like Carvajal, who also had to leave the club in search of minutes and ended up becoming a fixture. key in the first team.