Real Madrid Promote Nigeria-Eligible Midfielder To First Team Training After UYL HeroicsPublished: August 29, 2020
Real Madrid's talented Nigerian starlet Marvin Akinlabi Park is set for an eventful summer after helping the club win last season's UEFA Youth League for the first time in their history.
According to trusted Spanish media outlet Marca, the teenager has been selected amongst ten players classed as U-19 who will take a precautionary medical test ahead of Sunday morning's training session with the first team.
Thus, the Spanish-born midfielder cum winger who is eligible to represent the Super Eagles through the grandfather rule will get the chance to impress senior team manager Zinedine Zidane after an impressive campaign.
This is not the first time the youngster will get a chance to test himself against the club's seasoned elites, as he had previously been spotted in a workout vying for the ball with first team star Vinícius Júnior.
Los Blancos and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos was reportedly in the stands at the Colovray Sports Centre, Nyon last time and saw first-hand the Nigerian lay on an assist in the club's 3-2 victory over Benfica in the UYL showpiece.
Park will have a task on his hands displacing the likes of Luka Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vázquez, Federico Valverde, Isco and Dani Ceballos who are all above him in the pecking order of midfielders for the first team.
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