Real Madrid are not willing to part ways with 17-year-old prodigy Julen Jon Guerrero, who is a transfer target for La Liga rivals Athletic Club.

According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid are not prepared to let go of academy product Julen Jon Guerrero who has emerged as a summer transfer target for Athletic Club.

Julen Jon Guerrero joined Real Madrid’s La Fabrica in January 2018 from fellow Spanish outfit Malaga. And the young attacking midfielder has been making a lot of waves in the youth footballing scenes in the country. 

Despite being just 17, Guerrero has made several appearances for the club’s Juvenil A side and has participated in the Copa del Rey de Juveniles. Guerrero has also played three times in the UEFA Youth League this season, scoring and assisting one goal apiece.

The versatile attacking midfielder has also represented the Spanish national team across various age-group levels. Guerrero is currently a part of the Under-18 setup, for whom he has scored six goals in nine matches.

Tipped for a bright future in the game, Guerrero has emerged as a transfer target for Real Madrid’s La Liga rivals Athletic Club. The Basque outfit are keen on signing the Bilbao-born prodigy in the summer but are unlikely to be met with success in their efforts.

Real Madrid are aware of the potential that Guerrero possesses and have him tied down to a contract with a huge release clause, as per the report. It will likely prevent Athletic Club from signing the 17-year-old Spanish prodigy in the summer.

While a permanent transfer is seemingly off the table, Real Madrid could consider the possibility of a loan deal. The 17-year-old could move to Athletic Club, where he would stand a chance to make a first-team breakthrough and get some experience at the highest level.

However, at this point, no such plans are under consideration. Real Madrid are more than happy with Guerrero and his development over the past year. The Spanish capital outfit believe that he can be a key part of the Castilla outfit in the near future, which could pave the way for a senior team breakthrough.

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