Lucas Canizares is primed to follow the path taken by his father Santi in becoming a Real Madrid goalkeeper after being named in the first team squad for the first time on Friday.
Real coach Zinedine Zidane has included the 18-year-old in a 20-man squad for Saturday’s La Liga game at home to Cadiz along with first-choice Thibaut Courtois and Andriy Lunin.
The oldest son of Spain great Santi, Lucas joined Real Madrid’s youth set up in 2013 from Valencia and soon gained attention in Spain when a viral video showed him in tears after conceding a goal in the 2014 La Liga Promises tournament.
Lucas plays for Real’s under-19 side, which won the 2020 UEFA Youth League in August under club great Raul although he did not feature in the 3-2 win over Benfica in the final.
His father Santi came through Madrid’s academy to make 41 league…