Madrid, attentive to Rayo-Barça

Real Madrid will be very attentive to Rayo-Barcelona tonight in the Copa del Rey round of 16 (9:00 p.m., Telecinco and DAZN). Fran García, a 21-year-old left-back on loan from Madrid, plays in the Vallecano team and that it is having an outstanding season.

The Bolaños de Calatrava player has been one of those footballers marked in red for years in all La Fábrica reports because they consider that the white club has conditions to reach the first team. That is why there was a lot of expectation to see his performance in Rayo, in what was his first leap to the professional world (the last two years was indisputable in Castilla).

His performances have exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. He landed without knowing his new teammates in a friendly against Leganés in the preseason and from the first minute he took over the left side, in which he has become indisputable for Iraola. He has added 1,543 minutes so far this year, the sixth most of the franjirroja squad. And he could lead that ranking if it weren't for missing four games due to a knee injury and another because he was called up by Spain Under-21.

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Therefore, in Madrid they really want to see him against Barcelona, ​​in a game that perfectly suits his characteristics. His speed and danger in attack can do a lot of damage to Koeman's in a clash in which the Blaugrana must take the initiative and leave spaces behind them.

In the white offices there is no rush with Fran. They think you are taking the right steps in your training and is one of the names that will appear on the future roster for the first squad next summer. Rayo Vallecano has a purchase option at the end of the season, although if that assumption occurs, Madrid would always reserve an option to be able to re-fish it if the coach of the white first team considers it.


In addition to the dream of promotion with Rayo and his return to Madrid, Fran has another goal this season: the Under-21 European Championship that starts in March. This course made its debut with La Rojita and knows that these two months until the start of the tournament (Spain debuts on March 24 against Slovenia) are essential to win a place.