Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring the progress of 18-year-old Spanish whizkid Pablo Torre at Racing Santander closely.
According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, Pablo Torre’s tremendous performances for Racing Santander have left many scouts impressed. In particular, Barcelona and Real Madrid have taken note of the 18-year-old prodigy’s talents, with the two La Liga heavyweights weighing up the prospect of signing him.
Pablo Torre is widely regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in Spain, having made rapid progress during his formative years. The teenage wonderkid started at CD Marina Sport before moving to Racing Santander. It is at Racing that the Spanish whizkid has grown significantly, becoming a pivotal figure for the first team despite still being in his teens.
The 18-year-old has enjoyed an excellent 2021/22 season thus far, chipping in with six goals and seven assists in 23 appearances across all competitions. Torre’s performances have been crucial in propelling Racing Santander to the top of Group 1 of the First RFEF. The youngster’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid and Barcelona keen on signing him.
The interest from Real Madrid is the result of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos’s advancing years. The two ageing midfielders are approaching the end of their respective careers, prompting Real Madrid to lay down a succession plan for them. And with the duo still having some gas left in the tank, Torre could initially replace Dani Ceballos or Isco at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But the Merengues are not the only big Spanish club keen to snap up the 18-year-old Spanish whizkid. Barcelona will also provide stiff competition to arch-rivals Real Madrid in pursuit of Torre, who fits their recent youth revolution like a glove.
Since the 2020/21 season, Barcelona’s average age has consistently gone down, with Pedri, Gavi, and Nico Gonzalez among the players benefitting from the forced outlook towards integrating young players. And with Riqui Puig being heavily linked with a summer departure, Torre could take the Spanish midfielder’s place in the first-team squad at Camp Nou.
Apart from Torre, Barcelona and Real Madrid are trading blows for several prodigious prospects from Spain and beyond, with Alejandro Monserrate among those on both clubs’ radars. As for the pursuit of the 18-year-old Racing Santander whizkid, his performances might continue to attract more clubs from Europe if he can help his club clinch promotion to the second division.