21st Century Cracks: Mortimer, ‘silent’ talent for Barça

first_imgHe arrived at La Masia in the 2013-14 season from Malaga. He took his first steps in football at the age of four at UD La Mosca, a team from his native Malaga. There he caught the attention of Sevilla, but the 200 kilometers that separated the Sevilla training camp from his home made it an impossible mission to continue in his quarry. He had to return to UD La Mosca, where he captured the attention of Málaga in Alevín. Upon arriving at La Masia, he was always overshadowed by more media players than he was: in his first year at Infantil B he shared attack with Kubo and Ansu Fati. Less known, but with a talent that makes the Blaugrana leaders see him with first-team potential in the future.In the Spanish Selection they have him. He was called up for the 2018 Under-17 Euro Cup (although he was not the undisputed starter of that team). He also won a tournament in Slovakia in May 2019 with the U-18. It was a friendly tournament, since the Under-18 category does not exist officially by UEFA, they are championships organized by the Federations to prepare the transition of the players from U-17 to U-19. Mortimer burns stages naturally but with a firm step … Nils Mortimer (Málaga, 2001) has been overshadowed by the explosion of Ansu Fati, a player with whom he shares demarcation and with whom he has shared costumes despite being two years older. However, Barça also has another project in this left-handed player from Malaga that he should keep in mind for the future.He is a skillful winger, who associates well and very easily to see goal thanks to its verticality. He can play in either of the two bands and also as a center forward (false ‘nine’). Although he is in Juvenil A, sometimes the subsidiary has him: debuted last year, at just 17 years old, and this season he has played six games.last_img