Real Madrid have signed several excellent young players over the past few years, but who has the most upside?
In the summer of 2018, Real Madrid signed left winger Vinicius Junior from Flamengo, and the teenager has quickly become an important part of the squad, even dominating FC Barcelona in a March Clasico this past season.
One year later, Los Blancos added a couple of more talented young players in Brazilian center back Eder Militao, Bundesliga striker Luka Jovic, and Santos star Rodrygo Goes. Militao shined in a few starts alongside Raphael Varane, Jovic had only brief moments of playing time to show his traits, and Rodrygo scored a fairytale perfect hat-trick in the Champions League after an incredible debut goal within seconds of his September introduction vs. Osasuna.
Real Madrid’s prospects on loan are just as impressive. Real Sociedad’s Martin Odegaard was one of the league’s top players this season, Takefusa Kubo turned heads at Mallorca, Andriy Lunin made some huge saves, Achraf Hakimi had a tremendous season for Borussia Dortmund, and Oscar Rodriguez scored several bangers for Leganes.
Los Blancos even added another great young player from Brazil, signing attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus from Flamengo. And Reinier quickly established himself as a player to watch at Castilla, with a potentially big La Liga loan move on the horizon in 2020-2021.
Out of all these tremendous young talents, who has the most upside?