LaLiga boasts of young people. The clubs continue to use the quarries and now 22 footballers have debuted so far this season with the first team. Los Gavi, Lobete and Vivian seek to seize the prominence of the promises of previous years such as Ansu Fati and Nico Williams.
The competition is experiencing a Baby Boom as a result of the COVID crisis in the club accounts, which They are forced to bet on team players after not being able to reinforce themselves in summer conditions. The 22 homegrown players have an average of 20 years (in First the average age of the players with a token is 27.5). Koeman has been the one who has dared to bet on the youngest. Balde and Gavi are only 17 and Nico González, the third Barça debutant, is 19. Even the commitment to Gavi (with just 363 minutes as a professional footballer) has led to his debut with the National Team in the Nations League.
The 22 debutants with the first team
|Sergio santos||Real Madrid||twenty||10|
|Christ Romero||Real society||twenty-one||27|
In addition to La Masia, two other teams with a great youth tradition are Real Sociedad and Athletic. Bailiff has had to lay hands on the subsidiary (which is playing in the Second Division under the command of Xabi Alonso) especially for having several of his players in the infirmary. The Real’s solution to bet on its promises (Turrientes, Cristo Romero, Lobete and Karrikaburu, the latter debuting only in the Europa League and not in the League) It has been a success, as they are third, sharing the leadership with Real Madrid and Atlético. On the other hand, the Lezama factory has seen three of its cubs debut this season at the highest level. Marcelino has given minutes to Julen Agirrezabala, Nico Serrano and VivianThe latter being the youth squad who has spent the most minutes (630) on the pitch so far this season.
Sergio Santos has left the Real Madrid Factory, a footballer who for now has only had ten minutes. Jackson also had few minutes with Villarreal (1 ‘). Among the 22 homegrown players there are also curiosities such as that of José Calderón, one of Betis’ debutants. The Verdiblanco club recently fired the 21-year-old defender, presumably for disciplinary reasons.. On the other hand, there is Areso, who played between 2014 and 2017 in the Juvenil and Osasuna subsidiary and spent the last seasons in Bilbao Athletic, but who has now returned to the rojillo team to debut with one of the teams that has trained him to reach the highest level.
Almost half of the Primera teams have not made their youth players debut this season: Atlético, Rayo, Valencia, Elche, Celta, Levante, Alavés, Getafe and Granada. Some of them have made their debut in First Division this year (Nasrid Isma Ruiz, Pepelu in Levante, Jesús Vázquez in Valencia …), but they had already had minutes in previous seasons in the Copa del Rey, a tournament whose The new edition will start in December and it is expected that it will cause another great avalanche of premieres of the future promises of the Primera teams.