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DISCUSSION: Do Real Madrid’s ‘kids’ deserve more media hype?

Real Madrid CF v SSC Napoli: Group C - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images

Real Madrid currently produce the most players across Europe’s Big Five leagues. Though many do not make it at the A-team level (but many, like Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Fede Valverde, and others do), their influence is well present across Europe. As former Barcelona youth team product Andrea Orlandi noted on a recent Churros y Tácticas Podcast, Real Madrid’s youth team players are more ready for Europe than Barcelona’s academy players because of their adaptability to different football systems.

On the Churros y Tácticas Podcast , Kiyan Sobhani and Diego Lorijn debated this extensively.

Here is a clip from the podcast, of Kiyan Sobhani, with some hyperbole, giving his thoughts on the matter:

What do you think? How do you feel about Real Madrid vs Barcelona’s La Masía PR machine? Let us know your thoughts on the above video.

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