Real Madrid sign Athletic legend Julen Guerrero's son
Julen Jon Guerrero, 13, will join La Fábrica in January. Despite collating reports, Athletic decided against signing the one-club attacking midfielder's progeny.
Julen Jon Guerrero, the son of legendary Athletic Bilbao Julen Guerrero, is set to join Real Madrid’s academy in January according to various reports.
Guerrero, 13, has been playing for Málaga’s youth sides for six seasons where he has won a number of awards for his play, which is very similar to his celebrated father: a left-footed attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, Guerrero Jr can also play as a striker.
The move has come about due to family reasons, with Guerrero’s daughter to continue her studies in Madrid the family decided to move wholesale from Málaga to the capital.
Athletic passed up opportunity to continue Guerrero legacy
Talks between the Guerreros and Madrid have been ongoing for some time and the Bernabéu has sent scouts to watch Julen Jon in action.
Surprisingly, Athletic have also been monitoring the 13-year-old’s development but decided against taking him on at Lezema.
Guerrero spent his entire career at San Mamés, scoring 122 goals in 442 appearances. He also won more than 40 caps for Spain, scoring 13 goals and representing his country at two World Cups and a European Championship.