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Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

According to various media reports, Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer. For Real Madrid and Mbappe, this is a beautiful two-way rush - Mbappe realizes his dream of being a child and hits the Champions League and Ballon d'Or honors;

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

However, the arrival of Mbappe will trigger a change in Real Madrid's forward line. On February 20, the newspaper "As" wrote that Rodrygo will be a victim of Mbappe's arrival: the Brazilian striker will either sit on the bench or leave Real Madrid.

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

The 23-year-old Rodrigo, with a German transfer valuation of up to 100 million euros, is a superstar-level striker. In the 2023-24 season, Rodrygo contributed 8 goals and 4 assists in 25 games in La Liga, 3 goals and 2 assists in 7 games in the Champions League, and 13 goals and 7 assists in 36 games in all competitions.

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

From the position point of view, Rodrygo can play as a winger, a false number nine, and has all-round ability. Rodrygo's best position is to be a left winger, but Vinicius Jr. is the first choice on the left wing, and Rodrygo will also face stiff competition if he plays as a false number nine, with Endrick joining this summer, which is also a new star that Real Madrid will focus on. After the addition of Mbappe and Endrick, Rodrygo's playing time will inevitably shrink.

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

According to the newspaper As, Rodrygo in 2024 is not in ideal form, scoring only three goals in 12 appearances this year, and his efficiency is not as good as Brahim Dias. Since Benzema's departure, Rodrygo has played regularly as a number nine, playing as a centre-forward 20 times in La Liga this season, but has been substituted 13 times. Rodrygo doesn't like to play as a central striker, but for the sake of the team, the Brazilian youngster will carry out Carlo Ancelotti's tactical plan.

Mbappe came to Real Madrid, and the 100 million superstar became a "victim": either sit on the bench or leave

Rodrygo has been a hero for Real Madrid, such as the 2021-22 Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City, Rodrygo scored twice to help Real Madrid stage a comeback, and last season's Copa del Rey final, Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-1, Rodrygo scored twice to help Real Madrid win the title. However, when Real Madrid welcomes a stronger superstar (Mbappe), changes need to be made, and someone will become "victims".

The summer of 2024 will be very long for Rodrigo, concluded by the newspaper As. The future of the Brazilian star at Real Madrid is full of uncertainty. Rodrygo's contract with Real Madrid expires in 2028 and Rodrygo needs to be ready to play as a substitute if he stays at Real Madrid. If they decide to leave, Real Madrid can only bless them.

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