Spain is currently enjoying a ‘Golden Generation’ littered with stars, it doesn’t appear to be stopping. With Spain crowned current European Champions at three different levels. Here just a few of the many stars of the Spanish youth ranks.
The 18 year old forward thinking player set alight the UEFA Under 19 Championship, with his skill and ability to finish. Very much in the plans of Barcelona it has said he will be part of a trio with Messi and Neymar in a few years. An exciting prospect for any Barcelona fan. Speaking about Deluofeu in November, Barcelona head coach, Tito Vilanova suggested he still needs improvement “He is a player with a lot to offer, but he still needs to improve a lot before he can form part of the Barca first team”. With squad such as Barcelona’s it is difficult to see such a young player earning his place yet. With Barcelona an expert in manufacturing stars of the future, there is no doubt that Deluofeu will be one of Europe’s best.
While the most well known Torres to come out of Atletico falters, a new man waits in the wings. Oliver Torres is dynamic midfielder, set to be a type that can replace any in the Spanish midfield. A controller of the game at such a young age, he will be a prized asset for Atletico in a few years. Part of the triumphant Spain under 19 side, he was the main focus of the midfield. Now with the Under 21s, he will play in Israel in the summer. No doubt, scouts will be like hawks around him.
Simply known as ‘Jese’ this wonder winger should be in the plans of Real Madrid. With an eye for beating his man, he was delightful in the Under 19 Championship. Top scorer in the tournament, he certainly has an eye for goal, 13 goals this season for Real Madrid B asserted that . He has the potential to make the leap to the Real Madrid first team very soon, something very few Real Madrid youngsters manage to do. He certainly has some admiration for Jose Mourinho, following his debut for Los Blancos he was full of thankfulness “I’m happy for the opportunity the coach has given me. Now I have to do is keep working hard, but I am very happy that I could play here”
A Spanish-Angolan centre half, Jonas Ramlho has made small steps into the Athletic Bilbao first team, making brief appearances in the Europa League for the Basque side. Another of the graduates of the Spain Under 19 winning squad, Ramalho was a competent defender for the side, seeming comfortable in the challenge and having the ability in his game to play the ball.
He perhaps wasn’t given his first Real Madrid start out of the best of terms, he was given the nod ahead of Benzema and Higuain as the two hadn’t delivered in recent weeks. An instant impact he made up front against Rayo Vallecano, opening the scoring for his second Real Madrid goal. The forward is potent in front of the net, with six goals in the 2011 Under 21 Championships, he finished as top scorer and with 37 goals for Real B. He is certainly a striker that could be seeing more game time due to the current predicament with Benzema and Higuain.