3 young talents of Real Madrid who could make it big
A decade ago, Real Madrid were known for making crazy transfers by breaking the world record fee multiple times to bring in 'Galacticos'. In recent times, it seems the club hierarchy have shifted their attention to much younger world class talents.
In the last couple of seasons, Real Madrid have been trying to sign world class youngsters with huge potential, instead of going after star players. They are linked with yet another South American prospect, Exequiel Palacios, who they will look to sign in the upcoming transfer window.
The Real Madrid batch which made history under Zinedine Zidane included the likes of Marcelo, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas, and other senior players. They are not getting any younger, and the club will look to prepare for their eventual transition.
Recent departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zidane dealt a huge blow to the club, and their recent huge loss against rivals, Barcelona, points out the gap in quality. Real Madrid would like to avoid another disaster in future.
Without further ado, lets look at a few young talents who could make it big in coming years.
#1 Vinicius Junior (18, Left Winger)
When we talk about talented youngsters who looks destined for glory, Vinicius Junior, is a name worth mentioning again and again. It is extremely hard to ignore a player with his potential, and he is already grabbing eyeballs at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Brazilian wonderkid is a recent signing Real Madrid secured almost a season ago. He is already touted as the next player to lead Brazil's attack after Neymar Jr. in the near future.
Vinicius Jr. failed to get enough minutes under previous Real Madrid boss, Julen Lopetegui, but under new coach Santiago Solari, he seems comfortable with his increased time on the pitch.
Blessed with quick feet and an impressive skill set, Vinicius Jr. has managed to impress in the few minutes he has gotten so far. He was relentless on the left flank when he was brought on as a substitute against Real Valladolid, and forced an own goal. Not only did he help to break the deadlock, but he was trouble for the rival defenders.
With Vinicius Junior's ability and mentality, it is clear he is destined for great things.