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 read more

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Valdes best pound-for-pound goalkeeper in the Premier LeaguValdes the best pound-for-pound goalkeeper in the Premier League, claims Huntere, says Hunter

first_img1 Victor Valdes Manchester United’s new signing Victor Valdes has been hailed as the best pound-for pound goalkeeper in the Premier League by talkSPORT’s Spanish correspondent Graham Hunter.The former Barcelona shot-stopper signed for the Red Devils after leaving the Catalan giants in the summer, and Hunter believes the 32-year-old’s qualities will bring the best out of current United No.1 David De Gea.“When fit, Victor Valdes is currently the single best goalkeeper in the Premier League in England, including David De Gea,” Hunter told talkSPORT.“He has to work his way back to competitive edge, he’s been out for a very long time. Pound-for-pound Victor Valdes is the best goalkeeper in England right now.“I would hope for it would bring the best out of him [De Gea] and we see the two of them scrapping it out for the number one position at Manchester United.last_img read more

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