According to a report from MARCA, Real Madrid are set to lose one of the most prodigious young talents from the academy in Hugo Humanes.
The 16-year-old striker is a product of the club’s La Fabrica youth setup and had been on the club’s books since 2014.
Regarded as one of the brightest young prospects, the teenage centre-forward has enjoyed steady progress through the ranks, accumulating goals by the bucketload.
Indeed, during the nine years that he has been at the club, Humanes has scored more than 100 goals for Real Madrid’s youth teams across various age-group levels.
The youngster had signed his first professional contract with the club only in January earlier this year.
The 16-year-old netted 11 goals with the Cadet team in the most recent season, helping the team to the title of Under-16 regional championship.
It seemingly attracted the interest of several top clubs, and, as it stands, Humanes is set to leave Real Madrid’s youth setup to sign for Inter Milan.
The report claims that the 16-year-old La Fabrica product will be penning a three-year contract with the Nerazzurri after the two clubs managed to reach an agreement for his transfer.
While Real Madrid are set to bid goodbye to Humanes, they have managed to secure the future of another of their most promising academy talents in Pablo Iago, who recently penned a new contract until 2025.
Apart from Humanes, Real Madrid are also seeing an exodus of young talents from their Castilla team with players like Carlos Dotor, Marvin Park, Alvaro Martin, and Antonio Blanco leaving the club, while Sergio Arribas is also on his way out.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.