Exclusive: Southampton in talks to sign Real Madrid winger
EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Southampton are in talks to sign highly-rated Real Madrid teenager Pedro Paulo Lubamba, Football Insider sources understand.
Lubamba has linked up Southampton Under-18s for pre-season training and the 15-year-old is understood to have impressed the club’s coaching staff during his time at St Mary’s.
The left-sided winger is regarded as one of the best young talents in world football after catching the eye for Real Madrid’s youth sides.
A number of clubs across Europe, including Portuguese giants Benfica and Porto have made offers for Lubamba, but a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Southampton are in pole position to land the exciting attacker.
Angolan born Lubamba is eligible to move to a new club when he turns 16 in September and Southampton are ready to offer the youngster the chance to move to England.
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Southampton are looking to acquire some exciting young talents to help develop into first-team players in the future and the idea with Lubamba is to play with the club’s Under-18s and Under-23s next season.