Real Madrid’s academy will soon launch the ‘new Kaka’, Bruno Iglesias, who just turned 18 in May.
Iglesias is on the roster, albeit on the bench, for Real Madrid-Castilla in the third tier of Spanish football.
The New Kaka
Still in his teens, Iglesias already carries the heavy nickname. People have started to call him the ‘new Kaka’, after the Brazilian legend of the midfield.
The 18-year-old midfielder has consistently impressed, both on and off the field, in his six years in the Spanish capital.
He’s awed Los Blancos since they outbid Barcelona and Man City to sign him in 2015.
Back in 2015, Roberto Martinez, then a Real Madrid academy recruiter and coach, poached Iglesias. He travelled to Mallorca to watch Iglesias in action for Castilla vs Leon.
Read more about his praise of the 18-year-old midfield firepower via Goal.
Now, Iglesias may already be one of their brightest diamonds, though he’s a year or two away from the first team.
So, Valdebebas are invested in securing the future of Bruno Iglesias with them.
Real Madrid’s Academy Will Soon Launch the ‘New Kaka’
Meanwhile, in the present campaign, Real Madrid have had to deal with an almost unprecedented number of injuries.
As a result, Zinedine Zidane has turned to the club’s academy graduates to fill gaps in his squad. As he should, candidly, seeing the numbery of talented youngsters emerging from La Fabrica.
Indeed. last season’s Under-19s won the UEFA Youth League for the first time in 2020.
And Zidane may now benefit from the ‘new Kaka’, Iglesias’ presence in the midfield.