Recently the Madrid derbies were a matter for Raúl, Casillas, Fernando Torres or Gabi, now they are capitalized by Ramos, Vinicius, Koke, Saúl or Joao Félix. And in the next decade? At AS we review the best talents that have been pushing in La Fábrica de Valdebebas and the Atletico Academy with the idea of being, one day, the protagonists of the great sporting rivalry in the capital of Spain …
In Valdebebas, between Castilla, Juvenil and Cadet blanco come these five pearls …
Arribas, the playmaker who captivates Valdano
Sergio Arribas (19 years old) is one of the projects of Factory that has evolved the most in recent times. Last season he was the temporary top scorer for the first white Youth, with 16 goals, before winning the Youth League. “He has a natural instinct in the area, that's why he scores and scores so many goals”say those who see him up close in Valdebebas. An aspect similar to Tottenham's Modric, closer to the area, which complements with a very stylish left foot of which he has fallen in love Raul. Also Jorge Valdano, who has glossed his virtues in his columns of The country. He has already debuted, in the League and the Champions League, with Zidane …
Miguel Gutiérrez, a three galactic
The most powerful talent of the new castillista litter is Miguel Gutiérrez (19 years old), the three total. A young footballer that Madrid has armored until 2024 because the Premier was knocking more and more insistently at his door with dizzying offers. He was the top scorer, along with the Latasa tip and despite being a winger, in the splendid final phase of the Youth League. In the National Team they see him reaching very far and it is common in the Sub-19 of Santi Denia. “It will be top, it is perfect for Madrid,” was the praise of the U-17 coach, David Gordo, in AS. Raúl is also using Miguel Gutiérrez as a left-handed winger as well. In the style of play of Madrid, which has been rewarding the full-backs with a lot of impact in the opposite area (Marcelo, especially), this boy marries like a glove.
De la Víbora, the 'instagramer' of Factory
Another left-handed winger of tremendous projection, international in the lower categories until the U-17. His lush and curly hair is enormously striking but his football is no less so. His media potential is such that he has more than 88,000 followers on Instagram while he is still a youth footballer. Bale's agency has represented him for two years and has a professional contract with Madrid, a measure that the entity took to cool down the interest shown by clubs as powerful as PSG, Liverpool and Juventus.
Pipi led the way to Kubo
Take Kubo is not the first Japanese to set foot in Valdebebas. Before, since he was 10 years old, Takehiro Nakai, alias Pipi (16 years old) has been doing it. Zidane has already raised him to train with the first team and now he displays his creativity in the Juvenil blanco. Midfielder or midfielder (Raúl has tested him to the extreme), stood out in a Madrid clinic in his country to the point that he was proposed to travel to Spain to do a test and The Guardian has included him in its list of 60 talents of the generation of 2003. The Japanese duo Pipi-Kubo may appear, who knows, in one of the derbies of the next decade …
Adam Arvelos, the best pearl of his generation
Possibly one of the best exponents of the generation born in 2005. The Tenerife winger, whom Villarreal jealously guarded and Barcelona courted, lands in Valdebebas with an immense projection. Another southpaw for the white crop. Very fine going from the outside to the inside from the side, it is in the plans of Julen Guerrero in the Spanish Sub-15.
At Atlético, for their part, these five homegrown players also appear with a lot of projection …
Camello, the scorer of Atleti B
At 19, already had minutes in last season's derby at the Santiago Bernabéu. A pure battering ram, growing in the area where it dominates all records to be deadly. A regular with the first team, he made his debut in 2019 with a goal against Levante. He was recently tied up by the mattress club until 2024.
Germán Valera: the Murcian winger is all talent
At only 18 years old, he has a great dribble, overflows and shoots with his left leg. International in the lower categories of the National TeamHe likes to play a changed band to be able to shape himself towards his good leg. He has already debuted with Simeone and has a great future ahead of him.
Sanabria: very athletic characteristics …
Job, arrival, recovery and good footing is what this Uruguayan adds. Since this season he occupies the third place as a non-member of the team and it seems that sooner or later he will end up making his debut. He is 20 years old and wants to succeed as a rojiblanco.
Mario Soriano, precocious jewel
Having just come of age, he is one of the next jewels of the rojiblanca quarry. He has already reached Atleti B, where he will have to start being important. A quality midfielder and a very good technical level who was Riquelme's squire last season in the Youth League.
Giuliano Simeone, there is a new striker at Cholo's house
The youngest of Cholo's male children and that, like Giovanni and Gianluca, he has been trained in the attack point. A classic ‘9’ that at 17 years old stands out in Juvenil A, forming an attack with Juan Perea (son of Luis Amaranto) and that could make his debut under his father's orders.