The son of the late Sevilla captain Jose Antonio Reyes (pictured) will join Real Madrid’s youth system from next season, it has been confirmed.
Jose Antonio Reyes Lopez will join Madrid’s youth setup from next season having previously been on the books of Leganes in the southern suburbs of the Spanish capital.
Reyes Lopez finished top scorer for Lega in a national tournament held at the Ciudad Real earlier this season and is said to be an exciting talent within the game.
The youngster has been attending commemorative events for his father who passed away, aged 35, following a road traffic accident near Sevilla on Saturday.
Reyes had 21 senior caps for Spain, scoring four goals, and had recently returned from a spell in China to play for Extremadura.
Reyes came up through the Sevilla youth academy, also playing for Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Espanyol, Cordoba and Chinese club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.
The former Spain international memorably netted two goals on the final day of the season for Madrid against Real Mallorca in 2006/07 to clinch the league title ahead of Barcelona.