Iker Casillas and Antonio Adan are currently the only two youth products on professional contracts with the Real Madrid first team who have never left the club. While Alvaro Arbeloa, Esteban Granero, and Jose Maria Callejon are also fantastic youth products, they left the club to gain experience and were bought back by the Madrid-based giants.
Creating players such as stars as Chelsea's Juan Manuel Mata and Valencia's Daniel Parejo and Roberto Soldado, the Real Madrid academy is a brilliant but sadly unused (to its full potential) by the owner club. Just in this past transfer window, Los Blancos have sold potiential-filled Juan Carlos Perez Lopez and Pablo Sarabia to Real Zaragoza and Getafe, respectively.
But while those two look to have successful careers elsewhere in Spain and perhaps one day return, there are a number of players currently in the third division Castilla squad who look very exciting.
In the past, eventual superstars Anzhi Makhachala, striker Samuel Eto'o, and Argentine defender Esteban Cambiasso played for the Spanish B-Team. Who are currently the brightest prospects in Castilla?