EI Madrid continues in its quest to bring together the best talent under the sticks at La Fábrica and the latest exponent is Ferran Quetglas (Palma de Mallorca, 17 years old), the goalkeeper with the most drive from the 2005 generation and who this weekend left with the Spanish U-18 one of those images that speak for themselves. Against Turkey, the Madrid goalkeeper saved a penalty by making three consecutive saves. One to the right of him, he rose feline and twice stopped two Ottoman spikes in the small area. Three anthological interventions… And, above all, a demonstration of the enormous enthusiasm that Ferran has aroused in Valdebebas. Goalkeeper who is close to 1.90 (officially he is 1.88 meters right now), Madrid tied him this summer from Mallorca and in full competition with Barça (Mateu Alemany had been directly interested in him) . A speed in which he had to see the indecision of the Majorcan entity, which did not dare to offer him a place in the first team in his renewal offer. Madrid offered him a better sports plan and although the goalkeeper signed free, the white entity promised Mallorca to pay a series of financial considerations for Ferran’s landing in Madrid. The goalkeeper signed for two seasons but the idea is that the commitment is more long-term…
In red, protagonist
At 17 years old, the immediate future of Quetglas is to continue with his studies (he is in Secondary School) and for the Juvenil A team coached by Álvaro Arbeloa, who is also immersed in the UEFA Youth League. Also, in parallel, for this U-18 directed by Pablo Amo and with a pending eye is that of Santi Denia’s U-19 team. The ranks of technicians in Las Rozas hold him in esteem . In Madrid they look satisfied at this type of performance in La Rojita . The club sees him taking the baton from three goalkeepers who are in full competition at Castilla, Luis López (21 years old), Lucas Cañizares (20) and Mario de Luis (20).