Real Madrid management are delighted with the progress of Scottish teen Jack Harper.
The midfielder is already top scorer for Real’s Under 17 side this season having led the way last season with 25.
Harper is enjoying the opportunity to mix with the illustrious names of the first team squad.
He told the Daily Mail: "It’s a special feeling to see the Real first-team players as that’s where you want to be in a couple of years.
"You see them about the training ground and in the gym and they are always polite. I sat next to Cristiano in the ice baths last year but he never said much.
"I speak to a lot of the Spanish players like Iker Casillas. They know what it’s like to be in the academy.
"They’ve all been helpful and I was really good friends with Hamit Altintop when he was here. He loves Scotland and was great with me."