Real Madrid beat Barcelona and Man. City to the signing of Ivan Morante

30 Jan 2020

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.

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