Scottish teen Harper tipped for greatness by Real Madrid coaches

Scottish teen Jack Harper is being tipped for greatness by Real Madrid coaching staff.

Scottish teen Jack Harper is being tipped for greatness by Real Madrid coaching staff.

Real junior Harper, 14, is joining up with Ross Mathie's Scotland Under-15 squad for a two-day training camp next week.

And Real youth coach Sanchez is predicting the young winger will follow in the footsteps of Raul and Gonzalo Higuain and become a top striker for the Spanish giants.

Sanchez - who has brought through top Spanish stars like Juan Mata, Miguel Torres and Javier Garcia - has been wowed by highly-rated Harper since he joined from Andalucian boys club Los Boliches.

He told the Scottish Sun: "Time will tell how far Jack will go, but I think without doubt he is one of the hottest prospects to play for Real Madrid in the near future.

"He has a lot of talent and while he has a lot of developing to do, I really believe he will play for Real Madrid in years to come."

Highly-respected Sanchez refuses to compare Malaga-born Harper with any of the starlets he's worked with in the past.

Not because he doesn't want to heap pressure on the youngster - but because he reckons Harper is completely UNIQUE.

He claimed: "I don't want to compare Jack with anybody because he has a peculiar style of playing.

"He has an open-minded style with a mixture of the Scottish competitive mentality who is not scared of physical contact. In a way, Jack is unique."

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