Real Madrid encountered a problem that doesn’t have an immediate solution.
According to La Liga regulations, the Spanish league allows three non-EU players on the pitch.
Those places are and will be for Militao, Vinicius, and Rodrygo.
The problem arises because none of the three will obtain dual nationality until January.
The problem also affects Kubo and Reinier. Two young players who are also non-EU nationals.
The situation described complicates the arrival of a guaranteed player to be the occasional replacement for Karim Benzema next season.
The search is currently limited to players with a community passport.
Why does Real Madrid need a player with a community passport?
Real Madrid needs a player who does not occupy a foreigner’s place for next season.
The Merengues had Gabriel Jesus as an option. However, the Brazilian player does not meet the passport requirements.
Real Madrid has offers from other players. Nevertheless, they do not fit the club’s philosophy.
The Merengues want to find a player to help Benzema, but that can assume the French starter’s role.
Due to the pandemic, the Brazilian attacking player Vinicius didn’t get his passport.
The striker arrived in Spain in July 2018, and four years later, with the above parameters met, the Spanish government would have already granted the passport to the Brazilian.
After two years of residence in Spain, citizens of certain countries could apply for dual nationality and obtain the approval months later.