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Real Madrid sign Deportivo academy star Noel Lopez

Real Madrid signs Deportivo academy star Noel Lopez – with Spain under-19 international set to start in reserves but expected to challenge first-team stars soon

  • Real Madrid have young Deportivo Academy superstar Noel Lopez. contracted
  • The 19-year-old excelled for Deportivo at the Spanish third tier last season
  • Lopez is expected to start at Real Madrid Castilla, the club’s reserve team

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Deportivo’s Spanish rising star Noel Lopez.

The 19-year-old attacker stood out at Los Blancos after being one of the biggest talents to come out of Deportivo’s academy in recent years. Football Spanish

Already a mainstay of the Spanish under-19 national team, Lopez excelled for Deportivo in the Spanish third tier last season, making 28 appearances and scoring four goals.

Real Madrid have signed Deportivo's rising Spanish star Noel Lopez.  rounded

Real Madrid have signed Deportivo’s rising Spanish star Noel Lopez. rounded

Lopez is expected to start his life at Real Madrid in Castilla’s reserve squad, who play at the same level as Deportivo but in a different division.

But as the club has shown a tendency to spend and attract younger talent, Lopez is expected to soon start making a case to join the first-team roster.

Gareth Bale has already left Real this summer, and Isco is also expected to leave. The club is also listening to offers for midfielders Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti bolsters his roster with more youth talent in Lopez

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti bolsters his roster with more youth talent in Lopez

With Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the twilight of their careers, Lopez could eventually join Real’s midfield alongside French superstar Eduardo Camavinga.

Aside from a very public failed campaign to sign Kylian Mbappe and lingering rumors linking them to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid have had a relatively quiet transfer window thus far.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are reportedly considering a shocking bid for Tottenham forward and Premier League Golden Boot winner Son Heung-min.



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