Real Madrid aim to sweep up the top talent at Under-17s World Cup with triple raid

Spanish giants reportedly target Lyon's France striker Aminen Gouiri, Brazil midfielder Alan and Spain winger Ferran Torres.

Real Madrid are ready to plunder the top stars of the Under-17 World Cup – including the next Kylian Mbappe.

The Spanish giants are targeting France striker Aminen Gouiri, Brazil midfielder Alan and Spain winger Ferran Torres, according to

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Spain sensation Ferran Torres escapes from Niger star Kader Aboubacar and is now on the Real Madrid radar

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Brazil starlet Alan shows his quick feet as he takes on Spain ace Mateu Jaume

Liverpool frontman Rhian Brewster and Borussia Dortmund wideman Jadon Sancho have been shining for the England kids.


But Real’s radar has so far not turned towards the Lion cubs.

Instead their main focus seems to be on Lyon wivewire Gouiri, 17 who set the European U-17 Championships alight with a record eight goals.

Gouiri is already being mentioned in France in the same breath as Mbappe.


The 18-year-old sensation left French champions Monaco for a season’s loan at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a £166million permanent switch in May 2018.

And Marca say Real believe they are in a strong position to land Gouiri as they have a positive relationship with Lyon.

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Lyon and France Under-17 raider Amine Gouiri gets the better of Japan midfielder Hinata Kida

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Aminen Gouiri is rated in the same bracket as PSG loanee Kylian Mbappe

The Ligue 1 side bought Real’s Dominican Republic frontman Mariano over the summer.

Real are increasingly keen to land some hot young talent of their own, especially as their main man Cristiano Ronaldo is now 32 and PSG seem able and willing to outbid Europe’s more traditional giants for established players.

Palmeiras starlet Alan has also impressed the Spaniards during the U-17 tournament in India.

Alan’s agent Juan Figer reportedly met Real chiefs at their Bernabeu stadium in the spring as the first tentative step towards making an offer to his Brazilian club.

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Real believe they are in a good position should they pursue Amine Gouiri

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Real Madrid target Amine Gouiri celebrates another goal for France Under-17s

Finally, Valencia’s Torres is the most obvious target for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Torres’ current club are said to have lined him up for his La Liga debut when he returns from the cup.

And Valencia’s main hope this season will be to tie him to a long contract.

His current release clause is only thought to be around £7.1m.

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Brazil midfielder Alan prepares to take a free-kick during the Under-17 World Cup

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