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La Liga 2016/17: Zinedine Zidane calls up 16-year-old keeper Mohamed Airam Ramos Wade to the first team

2.82K   //    04 Nov 2016, 23:26 IST
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Ramos Wade(L) has been called up to train with Madrid’s first team(Image credits: Marca)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has called up young prodigy in goal nicknamed ‘Moha’ and the new ‘Donnarumma’, Mohamed Airam Ramos Wade, to the first team to train with the superstars of the Spanish giants. 

At 16-years of age, the young Spanish goalkeeper stands at an intimidating 1.88m and weighs in excess of 85kgs.  Zidane has kept a close watch on the youngster's rise in the Academy of the Madrid giants and has rewarded the young Spaniard with a chance to train with the first team and get familiar with the surroundings while playing for the U-17's and developing his career. 

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Whether Zidane manages to give the youngster a debut this term is not entirely out of the question with Real's concerning problems at the back not only involving the back four but his goalkeeper as well. Shipping in three away from home against Legia Warsaw in the Champions League was a worrying factor for Zidane as he watched his side drop two vital points in the quest to enter the next round of the Champions League. 

Moha’s sheer size and simply being around the Madrid first team prompted questions such as ’Are you sure you’re a child?’, from players such as Modric and Marcelo, Marca claim. 

Similar to Donnarumma, Moha is a potential future star at Madrid and for Spain according to officials from Real Madrid and scout Sixto Alfonso who spotted the youngster playing for Tenerife while on a scouting mission.  Zidane’s son who is also in line to break into the first team squad will face stiff competition from Moha who has certainly been noticed by the Madrid first team. 

The current three goalkeepers in the pecking order at Madrid for the number spot are Keylor Navas who holds the position, Kiko Casilla and Ruben Yanez. Real Madrid and manager Zinedine Zidane have to solve their issues at the back quickly as they have conceded far too many goals this campaign while finding it a bit harder to score goals going forward. Zidane maintains his side are a work in progress as he still battles to find his best eleven. 

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The Santiago Bernabeu will host on Sunday a league game between Real Madrid and newly promoted outfit Leganes, as the Spanish giants look to keep up the pace with neighbours and rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. With Zidane calling up youth prospects to the first team, the Frenchman is keeping a close watch on the academy as he prepares to take on Leganes. 

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