21st Century Cracks: Moreno, Cristiano’s ‘protégé’


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first_imgPablo Moreno (Granada, 2002) is yet another of the many cases of talent drain that Barcelona has suffered in its quarry in recent years. After leaving La Masia at just 16 years old, he has become one of Juventus’ great promises. There, in addition, it has become in Cristiano’s ‘protégé’, who cares for him, advises him and tries to make the young Spaniard follow in his footsteps. The first time Moreno trained with the first team, the Portuguese knew his name and offered his help at all times. An unimaginable motivation for someone who dreams of following in Cristiano’s footsteps… He is a powerful, strong striker who can adapt to many positions: he prefers to play ‘nine’, but he also performs on either side or behind the lead . Pablo Moreno’s life has been linked to goal since he was very young. It’s in his blood. He soon stood out in the City of Granada: In his time as Benjamin, he scored more than 100 goals per season. Despite being just a child, such a talent does not go unnoticed by the network of scouts that major clubs have throughout the peninsula. There the battle began: Madrid and Barcelona loved him. He visited the Masia and also Valdebebas, although he finally opted for Barcelona. Before packing, Barça gave him a year on loan in the City of Granada.His arrival at the Masia did not disappoint and, before heading to Italy, he left some very difficult records to match. He scored over 200 goals in just four years: 72 in his first year as a Blaugrana, in Alevín A, 107 in his two years as a Child and 34 more in his last season as a Barcelona player, now a Cadet.At Juve he has already been called up with the first team on some occasion and this season he has shone in the Youth League (four goals in three games). He is also settled with the Primavera team, despite being only 17 years old (a goal in the 14 games he has played). In Turin they take care of every step he takes because they are aware that Cristiano is already 35 and his successor may be at home …last_img

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