Real Madrid allowed Spain U17 star Iago Falque to slip through their fingers, the Barcelona midfielder has revealed.

Iago is regarded as one of Spain's brightest talents and had Liverpool and Chelsea chasing his signature over the summer before he committed to Barca B.

"When I was ten years old I played a couple of games for Real Madrid," Iago told DiarioSport.

"But soon I joined Barcelona and I have been here for seven years."