Santi Mina: The brilliance is striking

Kids in Spain these days don’t really want to be a number nine. They want to be a creative midfielder, or as recent Spanish youth squads have shown, a winger. This trend seems to have past a young man born in 1997 by. Santi Mina is his name, 17-years-old is his age and right now…

Cantera profile: Athletic Bilbao’s pack of lion cubs prowling Lezama

Recent figures have shown that in Spain three cantera’s lead the way in terms of products coming through their football base, and turning out for the first team. Barcelona’s La Masia, one of the most famous in the world, and the lesser known but equally as essential Zubieta ran by Real Sociedad. Not so far…