Is Scotsman Jack Harper the Real deal for Madrid?

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Jack Harper impressed for Real Madrid in their Champions League youth win over FC Basel last night, and he could have a very bright future ahead of him.

18-year-old Jack Harper is certainly one to keep an eye on after impressing in Tuesday night's game against FC Basel. The forward scored one goal and hit the crossbar with an ambitious overhead kick too.

The Scotsman has been with Real Madrid since the age of 13 and signed a long-term deal with the Spanish giants two years ago. Harper's family have spent the best part of 18 years in Spain, but are originally from East Renfrewshire. One would think the Scottish national team will be keeping an eye on him, and he can't be far away from receiving a call-up.

His play has been described as not too dissimilar to Cristiano Ronaldo, however any comparisons are obviously premature. He has the pace that can allow him to play wide but also cut in and have an attempt on goal. Sometimes playing deep, he likes to dictate play according to those that have followed his career at Real Madrid.

Scottish Football Association performance director Mark Wotte has visited Madrid on many occasions to check up on the progress of Harper, and Gordon Strachan may be keen to give him a debut to ensure his future lies with Scotland rather than Spain.

Scotland had a promising start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with an impressive performance against world champions Germany, despite losing 2-1. If Harper continues to progress then he may be handed a chance at least in a friendly in the not too distant future.

Harper as well as Ryan Gauld at Sporting Lisbon are allowing Scotland fans to be hopeful for their future, and they could well have two superstars on their hands.

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