Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona and Manchester City to the signing of Ivan Morante from Villarreal.
The 19-year-old midfielder had attracted interest from across Europe and has followed Reinier Jesus to Los Blancos this month.
He is expected to play for Real Madrid‘s Juvenil A side in the UEFA Youth League before heading into the Segunda Division B with Real Madrid Castilla.
Morante, who played a starring role in Villarreal‘s youth team successes last season, is also an under-19 international with Spain.
According to Sport, Barcelona were tracking Morante‘s progress while, according to The Guardian, Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City were also interested.