The transfer policy of Real Madrid once surprised the whole world. The Royal Cub managed to spend billions before it found the Champions League winning lineup. Being at the head of the club for several years Zinedine Zidane achieved astounding success: the French former footballer completely refused to bolster the team. As a result, Zidane managed to win the Champions League three times in a row with the almost identical lineup.
But Florentino Perez in recent years still managed to select very talented youngsters. The Spanish team still cannot forgive the mistake of missing Neymar, who was actually in Madrid, but at the last moment ended up in Barcelona. Now the incumbent president of Real Madrid is much more loyal and accommodating in the negotiations when it comes to talents that can become superstars.
Over the past few years, Real Madrid has spent 138 million euros in just 7 young players! Everyone can become the hero of Madrid and open a new era of the club.
1. Martin Odegaard
The 21-year-old Norwegian talent appeared in Madrid back in 2015. At that time, the 16-year-old Edegor was a footballer in the starting lineup of the Stromsgodset (Norwegian championship). While still a teenager, he drew the attention of scouts of almost all European giants, but it was the management of Real Madrid who offered 2.8 million euros for Martin’s transfer and a 6-year contract, under which the teenager was able to earn almost 2.5 million euros a year! These conditions seemed phenomenal, and the clubs refused to believe in the numbers suggested by Peres. Years later, Odegaard gained strength and is currently loaned to Real Sociedad, where he has made dramatic progress and is ready for new challenges. Only now Real Madrid feels the financial return and sense of the actions of many years ago because a couple of seasons ago Martin was called the main disappointment of the Royal Club. However, at the present moment, he is liked by fans and is one of the favorites, who will be a leader of the future Real Madrid.
Right now everything is going perfectly for the Norwegian. He is a central figure in Real Sociedad and is very creative, creating a lot of opportunities for the teammates. Furthermore, alongside Erling Haaland, he is considered to be the major hope of the Norwegian national team. Both of them are capable of forming an excellent duo that will terrorize opponents. Also, given recent success with Sociedad, the casino industry in his native Norway was affected significantly, which supposedly decided to offer sponsorship opportunities to the youngsters. Such things do not happen very often and a representative from Casinopånett.eu, a famous media outlet, Arvid Ragnarsson declared that this initiative has sparked a huge interest in Norway itself.
2. Takefusa Kubo
This guy is a clear omission of Barcelona management. From 2011 to 2015, he was one of the most prominent representatives of the well-known La Masia Academy but returned to his homeland due to violation of transfer rules with players under 18 years old. In the summer of 2019, the authorities of Real Madrid announced the signing of a contract with Kubo, which shocked the Spanish football community. Real Madrid loaned the midfielder to Mallorca for a season. Despite the club’s struggle for survival this season, the Japanese regularly enters the field and delights fans with his game. Takefusa took part in 33 matches, scored four goals and made 2 assists. This is a huge step forward in the career of a young player who in the summer can break into Madrid and find a place in the lineup, despite huge competition.
3. Vinicius Junior
For the appearance of this Brazilian in Real Madrid Florentino Perez made every effort. The management of Real Madrid for a long time approached Flamengo in order to persuade Vinicius at the age of 18. A year before the age of majority of the players, Real and Flamengo announced an agreement under which the Brazilian moved to Madrid in the summer of 2018, and the transfer amounted to 45 million euros.
Real Madrid managed to avert huge competition from Manchester United and Barcelona, but at the same time took great risks. Last season, Vinicius made his debut as part of Los Blancos, receiving the status of the first player born in 2000, who managed to play in the club’s official meeting. For almost 2 years in Madrid, the Brazilian played 45 matches in La Liga, scored 5 goals and made 4 assists. Today, Vinicius is Peres’ main hope, for it was he who was called to replace him in the team of the once lost Neymar.
4. Rodrygo Goes
Another young Brazilian talent that prompted the leadership of Real Madrid to huge expenses. Rodrygo made his debut at Santos at an early age, attracting a number of European giants with his game. The scouts of Man City, Manchester United, Barcelona, Milan, and Bayern came to watch the starlet, but only Real Madrid could offer Santos ideal conditions: in the summer of 2018, when Rodrygo was only 17, Real Madrid announced the signing of the youngster for 45 million euros. The deal was officially closed only next summer. In November, Rodrygo became the first footballer born in the 21st century to debut in the Champions League. Moreover, the guy scored a hat-trick against Galatasaray, and Perez and Zidane once again made sure that he was worth his money.
5. Reinier Jesus Carvalho
Another Brazilian talent from Flamengo, for whom Real paid 30 million euros! On January 19, the youngster turned 18, and Los Blancos again proved that they were ready to take risks by investing tens of millions in young players. Reinier at the age of 17 made his debut as part of the Brazilian club and showed good statistics: 14 matches, 6 goals, and 2 assists. But the main thing is his game. He skillfully handles the ball, feels partners, and shows leadership qualities, despite his age. The main position is an attacking midfielder. The guy will have to try hard to surprise Zidane and the entire coaching staff. The midfield in Madrid is fully equipped, therefore, theoretically, Reinier should be loaned to one of the La Liga clubs as soon as possible in order to get the maximum playing time.