Leo Santos (19) is the latest starlet of Brazilian football that Real Madrid have their eyes on.
Just as they did with Vinicius and then with Rodrygo, Los Blancos are following up on their interest from three years ago when Santos stood out in a tournament played in Spain.
The Corinthians player has just been called up to the Brazilian U20 side which Rodrygo and Vinicius have been left out of.
A young defender, he’s become a starter after the transfer of Balbuena to West Ham.
Until that moment, he was in the second team, but he’s now played in the last 14 games including in the Copa Libertadores.
The Brazilian market has become a priority for Real, the Spaniard’s aiming to not miss any opportunities.
Leo Santos has played as a pivot, but his preferred position is as a central defender.
With a contract until 2020, Real are currently monitoring his performances and will do so again in January during the South American U20 championship.
In recent days, a Real emissary has travelled to Brazil to follow the evolution and work of Rodrygo, as well as to continue with the recruitment of emerging talent.
In the last few hours, Lucas Paqueta has also been recommended to the club.
They confirm that the playmaker of Flamengo is a request from Marcelo to the board.
Presently, the 21-year-old is key for his team in the always competitive Brazilian championship, fighting for the title with Palmeiras.