Over the past 15 years, Porto has firmly established itself among the top international academies for the training and growth of young, future champions. Players such as Falcao, James Rodriguez, Deco, have reached their final maturation with the shirt of the dragoes, and then consecrate themselves to European football in the most prestigious clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Real and Barcelona.
A destiny that could also follow the new jewel grown at Vitalis Park, the sports center of the team, and that at just 19 years has conquered the attention of the big Europeans. Diogo Dalot, born in 1999, is one of the most potential prospects in the world. Already at the age of 16 he imposed himself as an authentic technical driver, not only with the Porto jacket but also with that of the Portuguese national team; in fact it will be in 2016 the main point of reference in the extraordinary victory of the Europeans under 17, which will anticipate the subsequent triumph in July of Cristiano Ronaldo and companions. The native talent of Braga embodies the classic values of the Portuguese school: physical and speed, combined with excellent ball-to-toe and dribbling skills. His natural propensity for offensive play led him, almost spontaneously, to also adapt to the role of right-hand side in the midfield to 5, despite preferring to cover the position of full-back. However, over the years he has repeatedly shown that he is very attentive and concentrated in the defensive phase, a virtue that makes him an indispensable man to get away with precision and quality from complex situations.Follow daily premium picks soccer and bet on your favourite team.
With Primavera, boasts a total of 37 international appearances between national and international tournaments, embellished by 4 goals and 7 assists. With the greats, he has already collected 8 appearances, including one in the Champions League against Liverpool, with 3 assists.
The name of Dalot, in recent months, has been mainly compared to the major Spanish and Italian clubs. According to AS, in Liga a real battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid would be ready to take away the Lusitanian jewel from Porto, which however was followed with considerable interest also in Italy by Juventus and Naples. According to the rumors of several English tabloids, the Bianconeri and the Neapolitans would have long put the boy in the crosshairs, especially in the face of a clause of termination that is not overly prohibitive and that could convince the two leaders to invest resources and trust in a boy who, at the moment, it has been confirmed in its role as the most promising talent in the world.