As we prepare for the new La Liga season, history is about to be made after Real Madrid announced it full rooster for the season.
Nigerian Marvin Akinlabi Park might become the first Nigerian footballer to feature for Real Madrid’s first team following inclusion in the clubs Proffesional rooster.
In an announcement made via the club’s official website Los Blancos have that Akinlabi will represent their reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla as from the 2019-2020 season.
Akinlabi who last season represented Real Madrid U19 has been handed a massive promotion after this announcement.
The 19-year-old was an influential member of Real Madrid Juvenil A squad in the 2018-2019 campaign, starring as they won all their group matches in the UEFA Youth League and helped the team finish second in Group V of the Division de Honor and reach the semifinal of the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid first team coach Zinedine Zidane is known to monitor the outstanding players at Real Madrid Castilla and Akinlabi will be hoping to catch his eye.
The likes of Mutiu Adepoju, Christopher Ohenhen and Derik Osede represented Real Madrid Castilla in the past but departed the club without making their first team debuts.