Introducing our brand new ‘Ones to Watch’ feature where we preview all the most anticipated young talent ahead of the 2011/2012 La Liga season! We begin this feature with the star of this year’s Euro under 21 Championships Adrian Lopez Alvarez who was the tournament’s top scorer with 5 goals in Denmark last month.
The 23 year-old Spanish forward is relatively old in comparison to his younger national team mates but with his recent transfer to Atletico Madrid this month it could be one memorable season ahead for the ex Deportivo La Coruña striker as we clearly have yet to see the best of this young starlet in La Liga. If Sergio Aguero makes his exit from the Rojiblancos (red and whites) this summer as reports are suggesting, this could be the perfect chance for Lopez to stake a claim as Diego Forlan’s strike partner going into the new domestic season. Take a look at the video of both his goals v Czech Republic in this year’s Euro under 21 championships.