Real Madrid might have been humbled in El Clasico by Barcelona and the ramifications are still going strong. Apart from holding a press conference to support Rafael Benitez at the helm, the players are also getting a bit of stick, which they rightly should get for their flaccid performance against their great rivals.
A Real Madrid Castilla player’s car was attacked by a few fans as they thought he was part of the senior squad, fortunately for him, he wasn’t harmed, but Cristian Cedres is one of the few raw talents who could break into the Real Madrid team fairly quickly. Especially since they are in need of a few more attacking players, well at least someone who can come off the bench and give them a little extra.
A versatile midfielder who can play up top
Cedres was a youth player for Las Palmas before he joined Real Madrid in 2010, the 19-year-old might still be a little young, but he slowly and surely has shown his ability in his performances for the team from Madrid.
Cedres was brought in to strengthen the Under 15’s at the club and has helped the youth teams to a couple of honours already, winning the U18’s Copa Del Rey and a Youth Champions’ Cup in 2014. Cedres is a player of great attacking flair and talent, he is capable of playing on either wing as he is two-footed or can play as the furthest midfielder who joins the strike force.
The 16-year-old also boasts a great shot in him and is known for taking a shot at goal from outside the box. Giving him the ball ensures at least one thing, thanks to his skill and ability; he will most certainly beat his man and blow past him with his pace.
Already a member of the Spanish U19 team and having played in the U17 team, Cedres will hope for a similar chance in the next level of the national team. He is great in dead-ball situations as well and can cross the ball in from the wing to pick up his man. Cedres is also a team player and often trackbacks to help his defence, partnered with his pace, he can dribble with the ball and provide that all-important through ball for the forwards too.
It is rare to find someone with so much raw ability at such a young age and this is evident by the fact that top English teams in England are scouting him. Cedres might still be a little young to break into the first team, but he should be able to gain some valuable experience when he is sent out on loan by Madrid. Watch out for this kid in the future, as long as his progress continues at this rate, Cedres could well be the next big thing at Madrid.