Iker Bravo (San Cugat del Vallés, 2005) has landed at Real Madrid after a great pre-season with Bayer Leverkusen. At just 17 years old and playing with ‘the elders’ of the first team, the Catalan forward aroused the interest of different teams from the old continent and became the protagonist of a tough battle between Atlético de Madrid and the white team, in which he has finally landed. Trained at La Masía, Bravo headed for the Bundesliga after FC Barcelona’s Juvenil B team outgrew him. He wanted more minutes and more prominence, but above all more filming to continue growing as a footballer. And boy did he get it. At Bayer Leverkusen he even made his debut with the first team and made a significant sporting leap, which has now brought him back to Spain. To give the most ignorant of grassroots football an idea, Iker Bravo went from playing with the team U19 to earn a place in the first team during the Leverkusen preseason, where he surprised locals and strangers with a hat-trick included. Precisely that game with three goals was what put him in the orbit of different big teams in Europe, including Real Madrid and Atlético. His ten goals in 19 games with the youth team did not go unnoticed at all, but his pre-season with the first team put him on the starting track. Explosion in the Bundesliga and growth in the National Team It cannot be denied that Bravo has left his mark on Bayer . His numbers say it all, and the fact that he is the youngest player in the club’s history to debut in the first division (16 years and 287 days) only makes his short but intense career in the Bundesliga even fatter. As a player, the Catalan also began to make a name for himself in national team football, being part of the U15 and U17 national teams before making the leap to the U19. Normal when you take into account the meteoric rise that he was experiencing on the pitch. We like Iker Bravo, a 17-year-old forward, who is heading to Madrid. Signing for Castilla with projection to the first team. pic.twitter.com/YFNkrgdgNp— Madrid Sports (@MadridSports_) August 11, 2022 Iker Bravo’s styleDespite the fact that Iker Bravo is still growing, we are already talking about a very corpulent player with a spectacular physique. His 1.87 height is intimidating and gives him spectacular power in front of goal, as well as to measure himself against the rival centre-backs. The Catalan striker has a nose for goalscoring, handles both legs with mastery and his size makes him a lethal weapon in the air game. His physique is one of his best assets, especially considering that we are talking about a 17-year-old boy who already has the corpulence of an adult.
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