Barcelona and Real Madrid to battle it out for Fabio Blanco of Valencia U19

Valencia starlet Fabio Blanco is on the radar of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to AS. The young winger has been hailed as the next Ferran Torres, with his style of play matching that of the former Valencia player, and them both being Spanish youngsters coming out of the Mestalla. 

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Madrid will be keen on trying to lure the player to the Bernabeu after missing out on Pedri to Barcelona last year and will battle it out with arch-rivals Barcelona to try and sign the youngster. However, the Blaugrana could have an advantage since their Sporting Director, Mateu Alemany has known Blanco for a few years. 

Alemany himself was with Valencia, previously and hence knows Blanco well. This could convince the Valencia youngster to pledge his future to Camp Nou over the Spanish capital but it won’t be easy rejecting the biggest club in the world. 

Valencia themselves are also keen on trying to renew the player’s contract before the big clubs try and pounce on him at the end of his contract, which is set to expire in June, and also before other European giants come sniffing. However, they will have to wait till the player turns 18 which won’t be until February of next year. .

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The right-footed winger features for Valencia’s Under 19 team, and has also been called up for Spain’s under 16 side on three occasions. 

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