It sounds like Real Madrid’s youth coaches are panicking after Alvaro Fernandez’s switch to Manchester United.
Fernandez, 17, joined United’s academy from Real Madrid in the summer. He put pen to paper over a four-year deal, according to AS.
The Spanish left-back will be seeking routes into the first team at some stage after coming to England as a highly-rated prospect.
Fernandez played in last week’s U-23s win over Everton in the Premier League 2 but we’ve heard nothing to suggest he will be training with the first time anytime soon. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens the door to youngsters quite regularly so he will always be in with a chance while the Norwegian is at United.
However, a recent report from AS suggests Real Madrid coaches have expressed regret at Fernandez’s exit and feel United have a real talent on their hands.
There was clear disappointment inside Real Madrid when the youngster chose to quit for United.
Sources claim: “Alvaro is a footballer with a great future who has been hurt by having Miguel Gutierrez in front of him.
“But conditions for him to do well in England, he has them, his pace and his centers [of gravity] will like there.”
Real Madrid do not have a buyback clause to sign Fernandez in the future, like they tried to inflict on us in the summer when offering Sergio Reguilon around Europe before the Spain international signed for Tottenham Hotspur.
Hopefully Fernandez goes on to bigger and better things!