Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring the development of 18-year-old Spanish prodigy Pablo Torre, who is impressing at Racing Santander.
According to a report from the Daily Record, Real Madrid are among the clubs tracking the progress of Racing Santander’s teenage attacking midfielder Pablo Torre.
The 18-year-old prospect came through the youth ranks at Racing Santander and made his first-team breakthrough in October last year. Since then, Torre has grown into a regular in the senior setup for the Spanish outfit, appearing 42 times in all competitions while chipping in with seven goals and eleven assists.
Currently playing in the third tier of Spanish football with his boyhood club, the teenage prodigy has enjoyed an impressive 2021/22 campaign, bagging three goals and five assists from 15 league matches. Torre also broke into the Spain Under-19 national team earlier this year and has netted twice in just five appearances.
The youngster’s potential and performances for Racing have caught the attention of several clubs. Scottish champions Rangers are believed to be keeping tabs on the 18-year-old Torre, with Real Madrid also taking a liking towards the Spanish prospect.
Real Madrid has been looking to bolster their youth and reserve sides quite proactively over the past year or so as president Florentino Perez intends to build stars for the future from within the club amid financial uncertainties. It has led to Los Blancos bringing in several young players over the summer while they continue to be linked with youth talent with promise in Spain and across the globe.
Torre is the latest such player to pop up on the La Liga leaders’ radars, although they are likely to face competition in his pursuit as Rangers are also keen on signing the 18-year-old, while there is also strong interest from clubs in Italy.
The report mentions that Torre is contracted with Racing Santander until 2025. However, he has a release clause of £4 million, which interested parties can trigger and sign him up. But with the Spanish third-tier outfit going through financial troubles, they might be willing to accept an even lower sum for their teenage prodigy.
It now remains to be seen if Real Madrid make a swoop to add Torre to their academy ranks or get beaten to his signing by Rangers, where the Spaniard could have a faster pathway to the first team.