Teenage sensation Iker Bravo will undergo a medical today to complete his transfer from German club Bayer Leverkusen to Real Madrid, according to journalist Sergio Santos.
The 17-year-old youngster is a product of the youth team of rivals Barcelona, but left La Masia for Leverkusen last summer. He made his first-team debut for the Bundesliga side last season, making a huge impression mainly for their U-17 and U-19 teams.
Bravo’s potential and performance in Germany has now brought him back to his homeland quickly, with a move to Real Madrid all but completed. The reigning Spanish and European champions fought off interest from neighbours Atletico Madrid to clinch his signing.
The young striker will join Merengue on a season-long loan with an option to buy. The two clubs have reached full agreement over the transfer and he will complete his medical sometime today.
However, due to certain processes involving FIFA, the official confirmation may be delayed by a few days.
Once Bravo arrives, he is expected to work alongside Real Madrid’s Castile under club legend Raul Gonzalez.
However, given the lack of options for a No. 9 role behind Karim Benzema in a first-team setup, the teenager could have a chance to learn about Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at some point this season.