Real Madrid youngster Antonio Blanco could reportedly be on his way to La Liga club Getafe on loan in the upcoming January transfer window.
According to a report from Fichajes, La Liga outfit Getafe are best-placed to secure the signing of Real Madrid prospect Antonio Blanco on loan for the rest of the ongoing campaign.
Blanco has been with Real Madrid since 2013 when he joined the club’s youth setup from Seneca. The 21-year-old has gradually developed through the ranks at the Spanish capital outfit and become the captain of the club’s Castilla outfit. To date, the midfielder has 47 appearances for Raul Gonzalez’s side, in which he has scored one goal and set up three more.
Blanco made his first-team debut for Real Madrid in April earlier this year, featuring in a goalless draw against Getafe. Since then, the young midfielder has featured five more times for the senior side, but only two of those appearances have come in the current campaign, totalling up to just 36 minutes of action.
Blanco finds himself behind the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Federico Valverde and summer signing Eduardo Camavinga in the pecking order of things under Carlo Ancelotti. With the one-time capped Spanish international struggling for game-time at the Santiago Bernabeu this season, the club were keen on sending him out on loan for the rest of the season to help his development.
And, as per the report, the Merengues seem to have found the loan destination for the 21-year-old midfield prospect, with Getafe now believed to be the best-placed club to sign Blanco on a temporary basis for the remainder of the campaign.
Despite Getafe languishing in the relegation zone, it is believed that Real Madrid see it as a good opportunity for Blanco to gain some valuable experience before making a push for a regular berth in the senior team at the Bernabeu.
However, according to data on Transfermarkt, Blanco’s current contract with Real Madrid is set to expire at the end of the season. So, it will be important that the club extends his contract first before shipping him off on loan. The report states that Los Blancos rate the midfielder as one of the best homegrown talents and see a bright future for him. Whether a temporary stint away helps him kickstart his first-team career remains to be seen.