This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
As it currently stands, it seems that Real Madrid could be parting ways with Gareth Bale in the not so distant future.
The 30-year-old Welshman is reportedly unhappy with his role at the club and wants out, according to AS. This could, however, be a golden opportunity for two aspiring talents.
Real Madrid and Bale have seemingly gone full circle in their relationship and after turning from an outcast to a big part of the squad, the Welshman seems to be on the blacklist once again.
And this comes after his recent exclusions from the squad lists for two of Los Blancos’ games – one in La Liga and then one in the Champions League, which, according to the same article, was the final straw that made Bale take his big decision to leave.
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Whether Real Madrid should actually cash in and let him go is a different story altogether, but his potential departure would actually not be such a huge blow for the Galacticos.
In fact, it would finally burst the door wide open for two of their young talents – Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
The two young Brazilian starlets have been given only limited game time so far.
Vinicius, the older of the two, has played in seven games so far across all competitions but has tallied only 313 minutes since most of his appearances were, in fact, from the bench.
Rodrygo, on the other hand, has been only called to action once and has just 19 minutes under his belt in the 2019/20 La Liga season.
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Interestingly enough, both players scored in the same game against Osasuna.
But obviously, with so many star players in front of them, Bale definitely being one of them, it’s difficult to get regular minutes throughout the campaign.
But with the Welshman potentially out of the picture next summer, the young Brazilians could finally get their chance to shine.
While the 30-year-old is a right-winger, both youngsters actually prefer the left side of the pitch. But according to Transfermarkt’s database of recorded games for the two of them, both Vinicius and Rodrygo have been known to occasionally slot to the right as well – they have 10 games there between them.
It might take a bit of adaptation and a lot of training but a chance as big as this one should not be missed.
And you know what they say – when one door closes…