The Kid Can Play #2

The Kid Can Play #2
June 18, 2010 Paul Tomkins

The one question I’ve been asked most following my meeting with Rafa last autumn is ‘who was the kid he pointed out as very promising?’

With Rafa still in charge, I wouldn’t be identifying the youngster and writing a short assessment. But as there will be a new manager, it’ll be interesting to see if the 19-year-old plays his way into the new man’s plans.

Also, a noted European scout I canvassed about the player shared Rafa’s optimism, so it could be that one of the less-heralded reserve players is actually an important part of the Spaniard’s legacy.

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