DONE DEAL: Real Madrid Signs Ex-Barca Striker (Photos)

Real Madrid has signed former Barcelona striker Iker Bravo from German side Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee. The Spanish strikers left Barcelona last season to join Leverkusen but he is now back in Spain.

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Iker Bravo was linked with a move to both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid but the Spanish young striker decided to sign for the Los Blancos. The 17-year-old striker spent 11 years at Barcelona academy before move to Germany last season.

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Barcelona signed him at the age of 5 from Espluguenc but in 2021 he decided to continue his football journey in German as he joined Bayer Leverkusen on 28 July 2021. He made his professional debut with Leverkusen as a late substitute in a 2–1 DFB-Pokal loss to Karlsruher SC on 27 October 2021.

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Transfer News: Real Madrid set to sign Iker Bravo

Bravo is the youngest ever debutant for Leverkusen at the age of 16 years, 9 months and 15 days, taking the record from Florian Wirtz. He made his Bundesliga for Leverkusen in their 1–1 tie with Hertha; at 16 years and 298 days which makes him the second youngest ever Bundesliga debutant.

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Bravo will spend most time with Raul Gonzalez in the Real Madrid Castilla but he would feature for the first team anytime Carlo Ancelotti needs him in the team.

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