Birmingham City have completed a deal to sign teenage Real Madrid goalkeeper Moha Ramos on a season-long loan.
The 19-year-old becomes the Blues seventh signing this summer with the West Midlands club negotiating an option to make his temporary stint a permanent one at the end of the season.
Who is Moha Ramos? Five things to know…
- Age: 19
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Career path so far: CD Tenerife (2014) > Real Madrid (2014 – )
- Key stat: He was on the substitutes bench 11 times in 2017/18 for Real Madrid’s first-team at 17.
- Did you know? Zinedine Zidane elevated Ramos to the first-team fold due to his ball-playing ability.
At 17 Ramos was called up to the first-team reckoning by Zidane when injuries struck Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane in 2017, and he subsequently went on to make 11 appearances on the senior bench, including against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the Champions League.
More recently he has featured for Real Madrid Juvenil A and Castilla, but has now decided to make his first loan venture, relocating to St Andrew’s for the forthcoming Championship season.
Born on the Canary Islands, the Tinerfeno has been capped by Spain at Under-17 level and will vie with the likes of Lee Camp, David Stockdale and Jake Weaver for a starting role between the sticks.
The move is with an option to make it a permanent transfer for the 19-year-old.
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Ramos has joined Ivan Sunjic, Dan Crowley, Ivan Guzman, Agus Medina, Gary Gardner and Jake Clarke-Salter through the door this summer and will don the No. 23 shirt.
He will first have to impress Under-23 head coach Xavi Calm, as the teenage shot-stopper will be initially placed in the reserves before potentially moving up to the first-team fold.