Another player leaves Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have confirmed that Antonio Blanco has left the club, after 10 years of being affiliated with the Los Blancos.

The 23-year-old has been sold to Deportivo Alaves on a permanent deal. However, the club retains 50% right to the player and a buy-back clause.

Blanco joins the Primera Liga new-boys on a four-year contract to 2027, after spending the second-half of last season on-loan with Alaves – and helping them earn promotion.

Real Madrid confirmed the transfer via a club statement: “Real Madrid CF and Deportivo Alavés have agreed on the transfer of the player Antonio Blanco.

“Antonio Blanco came to our academy in 2013 at just 13 years old and has been part of Castilla for three seasons. In 2020 he was proclaimed champion of the Youth League with our Juvenil A.

“Antonio Blanco made his debut with the first team in the 2020-2021 season, and participated in the Champions League and in the League that Real Madrid won in the 2021-2022 season. He is international with the Spanish team and was proclaimed champion of the European under-17 in 2017 and champion of the European under-19 in 2019.

“Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude and affection for Antonio Blanco and wishes him and all his family the best of luck in this new stage.”

Blanco was part of Spain’s run to the final of the U21 Euros, but narrowly lost to England in the final.

The 23-year-old has a promising career, and impressed with the Castilla, but couldn’t break into the senior team.