• Rodrygo is usually fielded at the right-wing but plays more naturally as a left-winger
  • Real Madrid’s stacked roster is already cramped with left-wingers
  • Rodrygo can benefit from a rotation change or if he’s loaned to a different club

Lineup adjustments in Real Madrid are one of the key strengths of Zinedine Zidane’s roster as Rodrygo brings a ton of value to the field and as a loan asset. The stacked lineup of Zidane would benefit from either moving Rodrygo to the right-wing or have him loaned to a different club.

There is no questioning Rodrygo’s skills as a professional as he brings energy to Real Madrid. The winger excels from the left-wing but is often placed on the right due to the abundance of key players in their club. With stars such as Eden Hazard coupled with Vinicius Junior juggling minutes on the left side, Fansided’s The Real Champs reports that Los Blancos would benefit from playing time as a left-winger as a loanee. If he doesn’t get the minutes in the rotation that suits him, then being loaned to a different club may help him improve.

Other teams will benefit from Rordrygo as he’s proven to be a sensational talent. This will also be helpful for the Brazilian standout, as it will give him the opportunity to hone his game as an overall athlete.

The 19-year-old has a lot more to learn but early signs have indicated that he’s bound for more in the years to come. In all of the 27 games he has suited up for Zidane’s squad, he has already scored seven times. If he continues to develop, even outside the first team, then he’ll serve as a worthy piece for Real Madrid in the long run.

Glimpses of his potential were already evident in the recent Champions League as he went off on a productive stretch as he netted four goals and notched three assists within just five games. One of the more impressive performances he displayed was the hat trick against Galatasaray that propelled Real Madrid to a 6-0 victory.

Expectations are high for Zidane’s Real Madrid and it’ll be important how they will build their team for the years to come. It will be vital for the Santiago Bernabeu-based squad to take care of their talent and make the most out of players. Whether it’s through a lineup change or loaning to a different team, Rodrygo remains as a key piece in years to come.

Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane attends the news conference ahead of FIFA Club World Cup semifinal match against Club America, in Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. Reuters/Issei Kato