21st Century Cracks: Collado, another talent with a ‘yellow seal’

first_imgDiego Collado (Huelma, Jaén, 2001) He is one of the last talents that Villarreal’s youth team has given. The Castellón club has made a strong commitment for years to become one of the most prolific talent factories in Spain. His first Youth in the 2018-19 season, with Collado as one of the benchmarks, He demonstrated the good work they have been doing: League and Cup champions.Collado begins to be a reality. At just 17 years old he debuted in Segunda B and This year has already been a fixture in the subsidiary’s plans: four goals in 21 games. Villarreal renewed him this summer until 2023 and will carry out the next preseason with the first team. He is a striker who performs better occupying either of the two bands, although he can also play ‘nine’. In the yellow team no one doubts that he will end up settled in the first team and this will be the culmination of a project that they began to take care of from a very young age: he arrived at the age of 12 from the Granada 74 Football School. Since then he went through Infantil, Cadete and Juvenil playing a total of 178 games in which he scored 108 goals.In the Selection, although he has not had continuity, he has always been in and out of the calls, but his good performance in Second B made him a fixture in the Sub-19 of the generation of 2001, which this summer he would have had to defend the European title (the tournament is postponed with no date set for its dispute). That championship, in principle, will have to be played, because it is a qualifier for next year’s U-20 World Cup. So whether in August, September, October or November, Collado will have a golden opportunity to show his qualities …last_img read more