Rodrygo, Vinicius, Mbappe: Who will play left-wing at Real Madrid next season?

Rodrygo, Vinicius, Mbappe: Who will play left-wing at Real Madrid next season?

Real Madrid are truly blessed in attack. But their blessing also comes with a problem which Rodrygo calls a 'good problem.

The problem is, who plays left-wing at Real Madrid next season with Kylian Mbappe arriving in the summer?

Rodrygo and Mbappe are versatile

It's become obvious that Rodrygo's best position is on the left, where he can cut in and score golazos with his stronger right foot like he did against Athletic. The Brazilian had gone 12 games scoring just one goal while playing on the right and in one game on the left, with Vini suspended, he grabbed two goals and was named Man of the Match.

However, while Rodrygo's best position is on the left he doesn't play badly on the right either. That's also Carlo Ancelotti's point. The Brazilian can drift into the centre and cause just the same amount of damage when given space and time.

Mbappe also prefers playing on the left for club and country and has done that regularly this season. His goal tally stands at 38 in 38 games plus 8 assists.

The thing is, Mbappe has played more as a centre-forward (22) than as a left-winger (15), this season. You can guess which position he scored more goals in, you guessed right, he did it as a CF with 23 strikes, compared to 15 as a left-winger. It means Mbappe is just as versatile as Rodrygo. And that leaves us with Vini.

The answer is Vini

Vinicius remains Real Madrid's poster boy in attack and it would be almost foolhardy to try him out in another position not season. Besides his stupendous goal contribution from that position, Vini has barely played anywhere else but on the left for the past three seasons.

Despite all the problems he's had to endure this season, Vini has still managed to return 18 goals and 8 assists. Those are numbers any winger would be proud of. However, we can't bet he would've reached double figures in goals if he was playing on the right. He's just not as versatile as the other attackers being looked at.

The simple solution remains to keep Vini on the left, Rodrygo on the right and have Mbappe play as the centre-forward like he's proven he can do remarkably well.

Not everyone would be 100% happy but Real Madrid's attack will be ruthless, all the same.