Who's the 'highly-rated' Barca Academy star Real Madrid have signed? You asked, we answered

Who's the 'highly-rated' Barca Academy star Real Madrid have signed? You asked, we answered

Real Madrid have landed the former captain of Barcelona's U19 side Jaume Jardi on a free transfer. And the price is not the only reason to be excited about, as the youngster was rated highly at the Blaugrana academy.

However, not too many Blancos fans seem to know who Jardi is, so here's Tribuna.com's answer.

Jaume is a left-footed winger that mostly plays on the right flank although he can function on the opposite side as well.

Standing 1.67m tall, Jardi shares some qualities with none other than — although a cliche — Leo Messi. Mundo Deportivo, for example, highlights his powerful shot and great goalscoring abilities as he recorded 9 goals and 3 assists last term and 20 goals the season before.

Just like Leo, he likes to dribble past the players on down the right wing, cut to the centre and shoot from outside the box.

And speaking about goals, check out his direct corner-kick goal from last term.

As mentioned above, he captained the U19 team in the 2020/21 season and even played a match for Barcelona B, with whom he regularly trained. The youngster even worked with the first team on a few occasions back when Quique Setien was in charge at Camp Nou.

Jardi has recently signed a three-year deal with Real Madrid as he's been assigned to the Castilla side. Diario AS say that the youngster might get a few chances at the first team as well as Carlo Ancelotti likes to bet on youngsters.

Source: Tribuna.com