Real starlet rocks up at Racing
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Racing Santander have signed Real Madrid's Javier Balboa on a season-long loan.
Racing Santander have signed Real Madrid youngster Javier Balboa on a season-long loan.
The 21-year-old made the breakthrough to Real's first-team squad last year when he made a handful of appearances.
However, he has been informed he does not feature in the plans of new boss Fabio Capello and has thus decided to move on to secure regular football.
The tricky winger is excited by his switch to Racing and is hoping to prove his worth in La Primera.
"I am very happy because at last I am taking the step into the Primera Division," he stated. "Racing are a team who have a lot of belief in me because (manager Miguel Angel) Portugal already knows about me.
"I am very happy to have this opportunity.
"I am really keen to play in La Primera and demonstrate what I can do. I believe in my own ability."