Real Madrid beat Barcelona to sign 15-year-old Spanish winger

Real Madrid, Florentino Perez (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
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Adam Arvelo is one of the most talented prospects under the age of 16, and he’s headed to Real Madrid.

La Fabrica’s success is hard to match in European football, as Real Madrid have produced some of the finest players in Europe. Many of their prospects are already taking the next step to stardom, including Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon at the fullback positions.

The well constantly needs replenshing, and while Real Madrid aren’t making major first-team signings in the summer 2020 transfer window due to their financial situation, they are still scouring the world for the best young players.

According to a report from Mario Cortegana of AS, Real Madrid have signed 15-year-old left-footed winger Adam Arvelo from Villarreal.

Rated as one of the best young players in Spain, Arvelo had interest from Barcelona but has chosen to sign for Los Blancos instead.

Adam Arvelo will start at ‘Cadet A Madrid’ for Real Madrid

Arvelo has made five appearances for the Spanish U15 national team and is on a trajectory to making an impact in La Liga one day. That’s a long way off, but at Real Madrid, his development can accelerate. So many players have found success training at La Fabrica and playing for Csatilla, and Arvelo will be in good hands with the likes of Raul coaching at the youth level. Los Blancos, after all, are coming off a UEFA Youth Champions League Title.

AS reports Arvelo will join Cadet A Madrid and work his way up the ladder of Real’s acclaimed youth system. He is a very skillful dribbler and has the potential to become an all-around threat on the wings. He mostly plays on the right side, but he can also play on the left or as an attacking midfielder.

Real Madrid can always use left-footed right wingers with goal-scoring ability, so hopefully Arvelo can develop a real knack for scoring goals while working in the youth system in Valdebebas.

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The pacy winger reportedly had interest from clubs in England in addition to Barcelona, but he has chosen Real over the others. Considering the number of young players who have found success with Los Merengues, it is easy to see why he made the decision.