There is a new name on the lips of many of Spain’s top academy coaches — the name of Fabio Blanco. The Valencia academy player has forged a path similar to Ferran Torres and has drawn parallels to the now Manchester City player. Blanco, at 17-years-old, has proven to be a dynamic and clinical right winger at youth levels. He has featured for Spain at the U15 and U16 level and currently plies his trade with Valencia’s U19 team. With his contract expiring in June, Fabio Blanco has drawn strong interest from both Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to a report from AS.
Valencia are desperate to keep their young pearl, but negotiations are said to have stalled. If Real Madrid were to sign the player, he would immediately form as part of Castilla. If all goes to plan, he would gradually be integrated into the first team squad. Madrid do not want to miss out on another top Spanish prospect like they did with Pedri.
It’s not just Real Madrid and Barcelona who are said to be interested. All of the top clubs across Europe would be willing to take a chance on the exciting prospect given his impending free agent status. Both Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Juventus, Milan, and Bayern Munich are all attentive to Fabio Blanco’s situation. The future of the young player is expected to be resolved in the coming months. If he opts to stay in Spain, a move to one of the big two could be on the cards.