The financial situation of European football in the aftermath of the global pandemic is precarious, which means Real Madrid no longer has the luxury of operating in the transfer market as they once did. Fortunately for them, according to Diario AS, they have La Fabrica, a fantastic youth system at their disposal. Antonio Blanco, Sergio Arribas, and Miguel Gutierrez are three young players who have adapted well to the first-team setup in the midst of the crisis, demonstrating their ability to keep their spots next season.
If Marcelo leaves in the summer, Gutierrez is expected to step in as the backup left-back, while Blanco is proving to be a capable deep-midfield replacement for Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. His presence reduces Madrid’s need to pursue Eduardo Camavinga, who had already taken a back seat due to the club’s focus on signing Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Arribas will almost certainly replace Isco, who is expected to arrive in the summer. This season, he has appeared in ten games for the first team while also playing for Castilla, scoring a brace against Badajoz on Sunday. Victor Chust has also played this season, and he could be a squad option next season if Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos leave for greener pastures. The quality of the youth products coming through at Valdebebas is said to impress Zinedine Zidane.
Source: Football Espana