Real Madrid, Barcelona competing to sign Valencia winger prospect

Real Madrid, Barcelona. (Photo by Visionhaus)
Real Madrid, Barcelona. (Photo by Visionhaus) /

A transfer battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona for a promising young Spanish player? It’s no surprise at all to see La Liga’s foremost powerhouses set to compete for a top prospect in the league, and there is another transfer situation for Madridistas to monitor heading into the summer.

While Real Madrid fans understandably want to focus on superstar players who can help solve the team’s biggest issues next season, any successful club must always scout young talent and be ready to constantly replenish their talent pool at all levels of the system. Hence why Real continue to be linked to top prospects in the transfer rumor mill.

According to a report from Sergio Santos Chozas of AS (article in Spanish), Real Madrid and rivals FC Barcelona have turned their attention to 17-year-old Valencia winger Fabio Blanco, who is seen as one of the top prospects in the country. He has even been compared to compatriot and former Valencia star Ferran Torres, who recently completed a successful transfer to Manchester City.

Valencia have been losing talent due to their dire economic situation, and Blanco is reportedly on an expiring contract. He could be ready to make a move to one of the biggest clubs in the league.

Real Madrid have reportedly made glowing evaluations for Fabio Blanco

The right winger has reportedly earned “magnificent” evaluations from Real Madrid scouts, and he is seen as the next big star in Spain. Valencia are trying to keep him, but Blanco has a lot of options, including those outside of Spain who could wait to sign Blanco. And there is still time for the 17-year-old forward to make his decision.

Real Madrid have a few talented forwards coming up, but they could use a very young prospect. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes are already first-team players at the age of 20, and Brahim Diaz and Takefusa Kubo are 21 and 19-year-old loanees, respectively.

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But a right winger who is 17 has a different fit and projection entirely, so Fabio Blanco is indeed a great player to keep an eye on. For many fans, it is important, too, to win the signatures of Spanish prospects over Barcelona. We have seen how the Spanish national team is no longer represented by many Real Madrid players, especially not attackers.