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Real Madrid: Mallorca's Ramón and Sintes to join Los Blancos

Real Madrid: Mallorca's Ramón and Sintes to join Los Blancos

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17-year-old defenders Pablo Ramón and Xavi Sintes are to move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid in the summer for a total of one million euros.

Real Madrid have agreed to sign 17-year-old centre-backs Pablo Ramón and Xavi Sintes from Real Mallorca in a one-million-euro double transfer, with the pair to remain at the Segunda División club until the end of the season.

Both age-group internationals for Spain

Ramón has already made his senior debut for Mallorca, becoming the first player born this century to feature for Los Bermellones when he appeared in a Copa del Rey clash against Real Valladolid in October.

A Spain Under-18 international, Ramón will be part of the Spanish squad at the annual Copa del Atlántico youth tournament in Las Palmas next month.

Sintes, a towering centre-half at six foot three, started out at Menorca-based club Atlético Villacarlos before joining the Mallorca academy at a young age, and has represented Spain at Under-17 level.

Youngsters set to follow in Asensio footsteps

The deal sees Ramón and Sintes follow in the footsteps of winger Marco Asensio, who graduated from the Mallorca youth set-up before being snapped up by Madrid in 2014.