4) Jorge Mere
Jorge Mere looks destined for a bright future. The 19-year old center half has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Sporting Gijon featuring in 16 games so far. He has shown the composure and ability to play at the highest level with his sublime reading of the game. The defender, like many in his homeland, is good with the ball at his feet. With Pepe’s contract expiring in the summer, the Portuguese looks set to end his glorious time in Madrid. Pepe’s exit would not directly affect Los Blancos as Varane and Ramos have been the first-choice defenders for Zidane. However, for a club like Real Madrid, depth is essential. Mere could undoubtedly prove a perfect backup defender. A bright prospect, Mere could certainly catch Real Madrid’s eye.