Jack Harper shows Real Madrid what they're missing with outstanding solo goal

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Real Madrid might just feel a sense of regret about selling Jack Harper to Brighton and Hove Albion last summer.

The exciting 20-year-old became only the fourth Scottish player to join a La Liga side when he completed a move to the Bernabeu in 2013 but was soon forced to abandon his Spanish dream.

Brighton came calling and since then, Harper has come on leaps and bounds.


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The 2016/17 term now awaits and if his pre-season performances are anything to go by, he's primed and ready to take the Championship by storm.

During a friendly over the weekend (see below), Harper scored one of the finest solo goals you're ever likely to see from someone of his age.


After picking up the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box, Harper nutmegged one defender, roulette-ed past another and fooled the goalkeeper with a fake shot before slotting into an open net.

The youngster would do very well to ever score a better goal in his career.

Likewise, Harper will be regretting the fact his career in the Spanish capital came to such an abrupt hault after Real's C-team disbanded.

He once revealed how special it felt to rub shoulders with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

He said, per the Daily Mail: "It's an inspiration seeing them because that's obviously what I want to be in a year or two.

"There's nothing better than walking in and seeing Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"When Gareth signed, I said to him 'look, if you need any help or anyone to talk to I'm here'. I've seen him a couple of times and hopefully in a year or two we'll be teammates."

Keep scoring goals like the one above and Harper's dream of playing for a top European club again might just come true.

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