The Premier League is one of the most competitive tournaments in Europe and Real Madrid have shown that their academy is able to grow great players. This season, three strikers raised in Los Blancos ‘Factory’ will lead the attack of three great teams of the English league: Álvaro Morata, Jesé Rodríguez and Joselu.
All three players lead the attacking line of Castilla five years ago. It was the last time Real Madrid second team was promoted to Segunda División, the second step of the Spanish football. Joselu was the forward, the ‘9’, whereas Morata played on the wing and Jesé was the playmaker. Now, all will play in the Premier League and they are starting to show their quality.
Jesé Rodríguez had a very difficult season after leaving Real Madrid to play with PSG. In January he was given on loan to Las Palmas, his hometown team, but he wasn’t able to shine. Now he is playing with Stoke City and he scored the winning goal for The Potters in his debut in the competition against Arsenal.
Joselu left Real Madrid soon after being promoted to Segunda División. Since then, he played at Hoffenheim, Eintracht, Hannover, Stoke and Deportivo without finding his right place. Now Rafa Benítez recruited him to play as the centre forward at Newcastle in their return to the Premier League. So far, two games and two defeats for the former Real Madrid coach.
Álvaro Morata was supposed to stay one year more at Real Madrid after winning the Champions League and La Liga. The Spanish forward played a great season, but he wasn’t happy for the lack of opportunities. Finally, he left the club this summer and went to Stamford Bridge. In his first appearance with Chelsea, Morata scored one goal and gave one assist, although the Blues lost 2-3 at home against Burnley.
Now Los Blancos are struggling to find a replacement for the BBC. At the moment only Borja Mayoral, who also left the Spanish capital to seek fortune in Germany, can give some rest in the attacking line to their stars. However, Los Blancos have shown once again that their factory works.