He said: "It is a pity, a great loss for Spanish football, a young boy who had extraordinary potential and had already made his Spain debut. It's sad.

"It is the news that we never wanted to hear and in the end it reached us. From the first moment, all the players and the coaching staff have followed the developments and the sad outcome has hit all of us."

Raul added: "From Real Madrid we send all our support to his family, to his teammates, the club and to all the people in Seville who admired him."