If Jurgen Klopp was irritated by Ben Woodburn’s Wales call-up, then he really shouldn’t read this article…
Spanish outlet Don Balon has ludicrously claimed that Real Madrid want our youngest ever goalscorer as Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term replacement, following his Wales call-up.
They suggest that Gareth Bale was so impressed with the 17-year-old during Wales training during the international break that he’s gone to Florentino Perez and recommended our starlet to the Bernabeu honcho…
Woodburn’s a mighty impressive talent, but for a Spanish paper to suggest he’s already Ronaldo’s heir is farcical.
The teenager isn’t even guaranteed to make it at Premier League level yet. He’s a prodigy with a handful of games under his belt.
What he needs is time working with Jurgen Klopp and his staff on the training ground and gradual minutes for the first-team.
If Real Madrid eventually come in for him, great – it means he’s made it. But for now, let the kid grow up.