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Real Madrid have decided to loan out 19-year-old Castilla youngster in January
Real Madrid have a number of young talent coming up through the ranks. The likes of Sergio Arribas and Rafa Marin are knocking on the first-team doors, having become key members of the club’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
There are other young prospects like Peter and Nico Paz, among others, that continue to excite those within the club due to their potential and promise.
Another such young talent who had generated high hopes was Bruno Iglesias. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been on Real Madrid’s books since 2015 and has made steady progress through the youth ranks at La Fabrica.
But after having made his breakthrough with the Castilla outfit this season, the versatile attacking midfielder’s progress has stalled, prompting Real Madrid to consider loaning him out in January, reports MARCA.
Iglesias was handed a new long-term contract in 2021, securing his future at the Spanish capital club until the summer of 2025.
The 19-year-old started the first two league games for Castilla this season but has since fallen off the radar. Indeed, he has played just five times for Raul’s side, clocking a meagre 176 minutes, and registering one assist.
Iglesias’ last appearance for Real Madrid Castilla came way back on October 16. Given how the situation is, it is understandable that Los Blancos have decided to loan him out next month.
The report also adds that there have been conversations held in order to help secure a temporary exit for the 19-year-old. A time away from the club and regular game-time could exactly be what Iglesias needs in order to get things back on track.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.