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Madrid wins race to sign Racing starlet Canales


MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid has completed the signing of teenage forward Sergio Canales from Racing Santander for next season.

The 18-year-old forward Canales signed a six-year contract with Madrid after rejecting offers from many other major Europeam clubs. Madrid did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which begins July 1.

Canales has scored numerous goals that have caught the attention this season, leading Spain coach Vicente del Bosque to say he has a chance of making the World Cup squad for later this year.

Canales has scored five goals from 11 appearances this season.

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Neither clb said whether Canales would stay on loan next season at Racing, which wanted that condition as part of any deal.