Real Madrid have made a stunning raid on Hercules for FOUR top prospects.
Junior pair Jose Rafael Rodriguez and Rafa Paez and youth players Jorge Beltran and Jose Manuel Montesinos have all been snapped up by Real in a lightening raid.
Hercules youth boss Miguel Aracil admits he was surprised by the deal, particularly as he rates only Rodriguez as capable of making it at an elite level: "He was the one I did not want to lose."
The deal was struck following scouting reports by Ramon Martinez last season.
"He watched us in a tournament in Valencia and liked the four that they took," added Aracil.