There’s a bit of talk today about Real Madrid and one of Barcelona’s child prodigies from the famed “Masia” youth academy. In a report by Spanish sports paper Marca, the talented Seung Woo Lee could find himself in Real Madrid’s crosshairs.
FIFA has banned Barcelona from signing any new talent until January 2016 and the young star is part of this problem. Lee has also been banned from playing football and this could leave the 17 year old open to talk to Barça’s rivals, Real Madrid.
Marca says that the player won’t be able to play until January 2016 which, if you include this last year, has left the youngster in limbo, so to speak.And as the youngster is only able to play for his native South Korea and friendly matches, that leaves the door wide open for him to secure some decent playing time while he is in his formative years as a footballer.
Barça’s transfer ban has helped Real Madrid secure the likes of young superstars such as Martin Odegaard and Lucas Silva, who were previously sounded out by the Catalan giants. This year has also seen the “Merengues” put into action a plan of signing quality youngsters and letting them grow within the club.
While Seung Woo Lee was offered to Real some months back, for some reason the club turned him down. Now, they could be back in the running and bolster their youth system whilst putting a dent in Barça’s.
The 17 year old would certainly be a good catch for Real Madrid if the youngster decides his future lies elsewhere. Meanwhile, Barcelona has to bite the bullet and wait until January 2016 to be able to move forward with it’s signings.