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Real Madrid keeping tabs on Uruguayan stopper Randall Rodriguez

Given the doubts about Lunin’s continuity at the Bernabeu, Los Blancos have been monitoring 20-year-old Uruguayan keeper Randall Rodríguez.

Real Madrid keeping tabs on Uruguayan stopper Randall Rodriguez

The future goalkeeping debate at Real Madrid has become a matter of concern for Carlo Ancelotti. Next season, the Italian will have three goalkeepers: Courtois (31), Lunin (24) and Kepa (29). While the future of the Belgian in Madrid is a given, question marks surround the continuity of other two.

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The Ukrainian stopper is contemplating a series of offers from top flight European sides and the Basque keeper is still in the dark and unsure if Madrid will end up negotiating a transfer deal with Chelsea. Given the scenario, the offices of the Santiago Bernabéu scouting room have been scouring the planet looking for potential new keepers for the Spanish giants.

Randall Rodríguez, current substitute goalkeeper for Montevideo giants Peñarol and U-20 world champion with Uruguay has been on the radar of the Spanish club with any outline plan destined to being the keeper in to man the sticks at Real Madrid Castilla (Madrid’s ‘B’ team who play in the 1A RFEF (third tier). Madrid maintain an excellent relationship with the Uruguayan side with a traditional signing or a loan with a purchase option the two scenarios that could bring the keeper to Europe.

Bedding in young South American players with Castilla is a well trodden path for the Santiago Bernabeu club with the likes of Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo or Reinier spending team with Raúl’s side in the third tier of Spanish football.

Who is Randall Rodríguez?

Randall Rodríguez broke through the youth team system ay Peñarol and his performances at the U-20 World Cup for Uruguay saw him generate global attention with a 85.71% clean sheet record for the tournament.

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Although he has not yet managed to find a regular first team place for himself at Peñarol, being the current substitute for Guillermo Amores. His situation with Uruguay is completely different, being an undisputed starter in the lower categories and it’s expected that Bielsa is expected to give him the No. 1 Celeste jersey for for the Pre-Olympic games in January and the 20-year-old may even start in Paris, if the South American side finally manages to qualify.