Antonio Blanco closes in on Cadiz

Antonio Blanco is reportedly set to cross La Liga on loan when he joins Cadiz from Real Madrid this summer.

According to a report from a Spanish publication Cadiz newspaper, Antonio Blanco is the latest Real Madrid academy graduate set to leave in the current transfer window. The 22-year-old will move through La Liga by joining Cadiz on a season-long loan deal this summer.

Antonio Blanco started his youth career at Montalbán before joining Séneca in 2010. The Spanish midfielder moved to Real Madrid three years later before strengthening at The fabricwhere he was one of the most promising youngsters of the last half-decade.

The 22-year-old turned professional making his debut for Real Madrid Castilla in 2019 before earning his first-team bow in April 2021 under Zinedine Zidane. But Blanco has has only played four more times for Real Madrid since thenmainly playing for the reserve team in the 2021/22 season.

But Blanco now needs to feature prominently at the first-team stage to progress exponentially as he has surpassed the level of football played by Real Madrid Castilla. But with playing time likely to come at a premium at Real Madrid, where the midfield department has piled up, a loan move will benefit the Spaniard.

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There is no shortage of suitors chasing the 22-year-old midfielder with several La Liga clubs showing interest in him. Getafe initially showed serious interest in the Real Madrid wonderkid before Cadiz joined them in the race to sign the young midfielder this summer.

Sergio has a thin midfield department at his disposal, with the Cadiz manager set to use a centre-back – Fali – in the middle of the park in his side’s La Liga season opener against Real Sociedad. Blanco has thus become a viable target for Cadiz, with the Andalusian club now closing in on his signature.

According to the report, the potential Real Madrid midfielder will move across La Liga to join Cadiz on a season-long loan deal. And with Sergio in crisis in midfield, a move to the Andalusian club should benefit Blanco immensely. It will be interesting to see if the temporary move sees the light of day in the coming days.

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