As football resumes, scouting and recruitment does the same. L’Equipe is reporting that Villarreal will sign 17 year old Marlone Foubert-Jacquemin from Lyon, for whom he has played the UEFA Youth League this season. Born in 2003, this center back is expected to join either Villarreal B or Villarreal C although he could also play for the Juvenil A, and signs for three seasons. A good signing, as this continues the trend that Villarreal is known for: signing promising players and turn them into stars.
In other cantera news Carlos Moreno has renewed until 2023. A promising left back who has been alternating this season between Juvenil A, with whom has won the league, and Villarreal C. His strengths are his passing as well as starting the play, which can also be seen as an offensive fullback allowing him to also play as a winger. He arrived to Villarreal from Torre Levante. He has been featured in seven matches in Tercera showing a great potential and making clear he belongs there, only being sub off in two of them, and Villarreal C having a great run with him in the field only losing one match.
Adding to this is also the signing of Álex Hernández, a defender from UD Santa Marta de Tormes, who will play his first year of juvenil in Villarreal, signing for two years with an option of another one, after having been contacted by some other top cantera teams. If one goes a bit lower, Villarreal has also added forward Joel Sánchez from CD Tenerife. A promising Canary player who has already played at juvenil level even though he was a first year cadete (two years below the youngest juvenil player), and who has signed for three seasons-
It’s quite interesting that at the same time a lot of fans feel the defense of the first team needs some signings, below the first team there are some movements containing precisely defenders, some of them who will enjoy, or have enjoyed, the good work that Villarreal does on the cantera.