The idea of Manuel Lovato, Mexican president of Salamanca UDS, is to export young Mexican talent and send six to eight players each year to Spain
The Salamanca UDS of Spain took six Mexicans under the age of 20 to enroll them in their youth forces and only one of them, Maximilian Barajaswill be on trial with the first team for a while, looking for a place in the squad led by the Salamanca coach, Jose Maria Hernandez.
All these young people are of humble extraction and took a 180-degree turn in their lives when they were chosen in the auditions of the Salamanca academies in Mexico.
The idea of Manuel LovatoMexican president of Salamanca UDS, is to export young Mexican talent and send six to eight players each year to Spain.
The sports director of Salamanca UDS, Octavio Moraexplained to ESPN: “Salamanca has several international academies… in Houston, in Los Mochis. We are about to open one in Lagos de Moreno and another in Guadalajara. The intention is that from the academies we invite them to be part of the Third Division team there, or well, in Mexico, but the idea is to send six to eight Mexican players each year to Spain”.
He said that “we are looking for them to be trained in Mexico, to have a one or two year process, and at 18, already of legal age, we send them to Spain, to the youth team there; that they continue giving the age so that there they stand out and can reach the first team”.
“If there is a very good Mexican player, then we send him directly to the first team so they can see him,” he added.
He explained that the young people recruited have a roof over the clubhouses of the institution, both in Mexico and in Salamanca: “They are also given food and an economic scholarship for their expenses, so that they have enough to live on without any problem.”
He claimed Octavio Morawhich is part of this new Salamanca UDS project, and who do not intend to leave young Mexican soccer players to their fate: “If they don’t work there, we will seek to place them in Mexico in the future.”
Young people who are already packing to travel to Spain are the doorman Erick de Loa and the field players: Luis Fernando Macias and Jose Trejomidfielders; Joshua de la Torredefense, and NelsonJoanRodriguez, Forward.
SALAMANCA PROSPECT WAS ‘PLATANERO’
For his part, the also striker, Maximilian Barajashas been in Salamanca for a few days, a city located in the Northwest of Spain, in the region of Castilla y León.
The 19-year-old player is looking for the coach to give him the ‘yes’ and to be able to remain in the first team during the next season, in search of a place in the ownership of Salamanca UDS that in the 2022-23 season plays in Group VIII of the Third Federation.
Max Barajas He comes from a modest family and is a native of Zihuatlán, Jalisco.
“He worked in the bananas (plantain cultivation), also as a ‘chalán’ and a bricklayer… He played the Jalisco Cup in Guadalajara; we auditioned him and invited him to this project in Mexico and from here we are sending him there,” he said Octavio Morawho did not hesitate to maintain that Max Barajas He has had a drastic change in his life.
“Some of them didn’t have money to participate in a ‘cup’ where we went to scout; a man helped them and they got a loan… We saw them, we liked them and now they’re going to Spain.”
On the football qualities of Maximilian Barajashe pointed Octavio Mora who knows how to play very well as a ‘post’ and with his back to the ball.
“He has a good physique, he is very strong, fast, explosive… He has been training with Salamanca for a few days and we hope that he fills the eye of the ‘mister’ and stays in the first team. If not, he would arrive in the subsidiary, with the possibility of participating with the first team”.
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Six young Mexicans to the Salamanca of Spain