Four of Manchester City’s large Spanish contingent have been named among the most promising young talents of 2017 to come from Spain.
The Fútbol Draft have put together their annual ‘Golden XI’, ‘Silver XI’ and ‘Bronze XI’ sides, which recognises the performances and potential of Spain’s next generation.
Naturally, the ‘Golden XI’ is the highest ranked and this year’s featured the likes of Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid), Jesús Vallejo (Real Madrid), Aarón Martín (Espanyol) and Carlos Soler (Valencia).
It also featured two of Manchester City’s brightest prospects, Pablo Maffeo, the 21-year-old right-back impressing on loan at Girona FC, and Brahim Díaz, the teenager wonderkid already getting minutes in Pep Guardiola’s first team.
Another Girona loanee, Aleix García, was named in the ‘Silver XI’, despite a lack of game time during his loan spell at the Catalan club, with the 20-year-old still considered a big prospect.
And in the ‘Bronze XI’, Manu García, who has been excellent on loan at NAC Breda in the Netherlands, was named.
City have more Spaniards impressing at academy level, including Eric García, Nabil Touaizi and Alpha Richard Dionkou, all Spain youth internationals who could appear in the Fútbol Draft’s Xis in the next few years.