Explained: Madrid might not be able to register one of Militao, Vinicius or Rodrygo if Bale stays

Explained: Madrid might not be able to register one of Militao, Vinicius or Rodrygo if Bale stays
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With Brexit done and dusted, Gareth Bale's registration at Real Madrid now poses a problem as he is no longer considered an EU player. Thus, the Whites will not be able to register one of the remaining non-EU players — Eder Militao, Vinicius Junior or Rodrygo — if the Welshman stays, Diario AS say.

As per La Liga regulations, teams are allowed to register only three non-EU players, and Madrid currently have five. Besides the four names mentioned, Takefusa Kubo is also a non-EU player, but he is expected to leave on loan so Diario AS don't take him into consideration.

It's said that Vini is in the process of obtaining Spanish citizenship but the process has slowed down due to the pandemic and the 21-year-old might not be able to get it in time.

Another option would be for Rodrygo to be formally registered as a Castilla player but play with the seniors.

Interestingly, the three non-EU player rule doesn't apply in the Champions League, so even if Madrid make up their minds on who shall not be registered for the league, Carlo Ancelotti would be able to count on all players in the UCL.

Source: Diario AS