Real Madrid agree deal to sign Puerto Rican winger

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Real Madrid do not seem to believe in the January transfer window. Rarely have they made additions to their squad in the middle of the season over the past several years. This time around, it looks like that will be the same story once again, despite the number of injuries they are dealing with, including two long-term ones at centre-back to David Alaba and Eder Militao, which has left them short of options in that area of the pitch.

While Real Madrid have not made any additions to the first-team, it looks like they are set to strengthen the Castilla side. Raul looks set to welcome a winger to his ranks.

As reported by Relevo, Jeremy de Leon will be a new Real Madrid player. The club were monitoring him for months but accelerated his signing when Valencia and Villarreal also asked about him. The player's desire has been key, as he wanted to wear the Royal White jersey.

Jeremy is 19 years of age and plays for Castellon in the third division of Spanish football. He will become only the second Puerto Rican player in history to represent Real Madrid after Eduardo Ordonez did so in 1926-27, almost a hundred years ago.

Real Madrid agree deal to sign Puerto Rican winger

Of course, Jeremy is not expected to be a feature in the senior team anytime soon. He is expected to be involved in the Castilla team for the foreseeable future and if he can impress there, perhaps more doors will open.

Real Madrid's recent record of promoting Castilla standouts to the senior team has not been nothing to write home about. We have seen several leave the club and prove themselves elsewhere though.

Thus, this is an aspect where Real Madrid need to improve moving forward. Let's see if Jeremy eventually becomes one of the players to make the jump to the first-team.