Real Madrid launch search for 'new Messi'

Real Madrid have gone on a foreign buying spree to boost their Castilla team. This summer marked the first market whereby Real attacked the international youth market in a search for their own version of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The latest signing, Belgian striker Edouard Kabamba, arrived on Friday from newly established partners Standard Liege. Hungarian striker Adam Szalai joined from Stuttgart for £400,000, while £500,000 was spent on Hertha Berlin defender Christopher Schorch.

Real Madrid have gone on a foreign buying spree to boost their Castilla team.

This summer marked the first market whereby Real attacked the international youth market in a search for their own version of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The latest signing, Belgian striker Edouard Kabamba, arrived on Friday from newly established partners Standard Liege. Hungarian striker Adam Szalai joined from Stuttgart for £400,000, while £500,000 was spent on Hertha Berlin defender Christopher Schorch.

Arriving from South America are Uruguayan defender Gary, formerly of Danubio, and ex-Boca Juniors wing-back Santiago Villafane.

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