Real Madrid, as we all know, are always building for the future, and there are only two players that the club hasn’t signed long-term replacements for yet, those being Dani Carvajal and Karim Benzema.
But, Real Madrid are either adding prospects to their roster or renewing the ones they already have, in the hope that one of those prospects can to turn into something special. That’s what they have in mind right now, as they’ve signed 19-year-old Noel Lopez from Deportivo La Coruna.
Noel Lopez will play for Real Madrid Castilla in the upcoming season
I think that even though Lopez doesn’t have a lot of game time under his belt – playing only 1000 minutes and scoring four goals for La Coruna last season – it’s a good move. Castilla would love to add his skills to their ranks, and the player certainly has potential. You can see that he does have Benzema-like capabilities, and I am sure he will continue to improve.
If Lopez is able to impress Raul in training and get the starting spot from Juanmi Latasa, or force the manager to switch to a two-striker formation, things could look great for the young Spanish striker.
Of course, only scoring four goals as a striker is nothing to write home about, Lopez certainly has talent and it remains to be seen whether he’s able to burst into the scene with a good season for Castilla. He is in no position to demand first-team minutes, but it doesn’t mean that can’t change in the future.
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I’d be lying if I said I know a lot about Real Madrid’s latest young signing, but I am very interested in watching him play more next season, under a good manager and around a good, but inconsistent, young team. There are not a lot of expectations on his shoulders right now, but at Real Madrid, that could change at any given moment.