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Stars of the Future: Top 50 Spanish Youngsters – #08 – Sergio Canales (Valencia)

by Tom Conn | Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Injuries has not dampened the expectations placed on this technically gifted midfielder, Sergio Canales is at number 8 on the Top 50 Spanish Youngsters list.

02 spain 2Canales has been garnering attention for quite some time now and feels as if he’s been hyped up for so long, yet he’s still only 21 years old.

Having burst onto the scene with his hometown club Racing Santander as an 18-year old, an ultimately-unsuccessful move to giants Real Madrid in 2010 was followed by a loan to Valencia.

However, after a slew of knee injuries, he is permanently in Valencia, where he has yet to play this year.

When Canales is healthy, his technical abilities are simply top-notch.

With a magical left foot, he can pass the ball expertly; he is a genuinely classy player.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1991

Current Club: Valencia CF

International Squads: 2008 UEFA U-17 Championship, 2009 UEFA U-19 Championship, 2010 UEFA U-19 Championship, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup

In action: Great highlights of Canales; his long-range passing is exquisite in this video.



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