Álvaro Leiva. Write down your name because it will have something to talk about. The Algeciras winger is barely 16 years old, but when he dresses short and takes to the field, he looks like a veteran. The young promise has been trained in the quarry of Algeciras and has made the leap to the first team, where he stands out in every game. Of course, he combines football and studies. Talent is seen from a distance and that is why last summer his hometown club tied him up by signing a contract that Leiva accepted, renouncing the possibility of signing with Sevilla. Next Sunday it will be Real Madrid Castilla who will have to face the quality of Álvaro Leiva.

The Algecireño debuted with the first team on March 21, 2021 under the command of Salva Ballesta. But on that occasion, against Atlético Sanluqueño, he only had added time. A month later he had minutes against Betis again in the promotion phase. However, its explosion has taken place in the current season. With Iván Ania already on the Algecirista bench, Leiva has broken the schemes to the point of becoming one of the starters. The new coach has brought out the best version of the young squad.

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And the thing is that Leiva has stomped on since the preseason, that’s why he started from the bench this season. The first day of league competition was before el Barça subsidiary, when he had 20 minutes to show that his place was in the first team. Against Andorra and Cornellà he did not start, but he did add some interesting minutes, reflecting his quality. From there, ehe young winger has become the undisputed starter.

His coronation took place on September 19 of this year and, as if that were not enough, before the eternal rival, the Balompédica Linensand. Leiva left everyone speechless in the defeat of Balona. The fans ended up at his feet. Not only did he make a real professional footballer’s game, but he also gave Roni an assist in the 3 minute to score the first goal of the match.

From that day on, Álvaro has continued working so as not to lose his position in the eleven. On matchday 6, against Sevilla Atlético, the promising youngster once again dressed as a hero. And it is that the recital that he offered at the Jesús Navas Stadium made it clear to those present why the Seville team had tried to sign him. As a reward for his hard work throughout the game, the goal. Leiva scored the second goal for Algeciras in minute 73 to put his team ahead on the scoreboard again.

Watching Leiva play is a pleasure. Everything seems easy when he does it. In addition, the algecirista is one of the best dribblers in the First RFEF. All the opponents who have finished on the ground after passing credit it. But not everything is playing football and Álvaro knows it. That is why the young man continues with his studies at the same time that he delights in the Nuevo Mirador. Castilla, watch out, Álvaro Leiva is coming.