On January 6, 2019 Brahim Diaz was introduced as a player of the real Madrid after the payment of 17 million euros, plus seven in bonus, to Manchester City. Since then, 1,263 days ago, Florentino Perez He has not signed a Spanish footballer for the white team again.
Pérez went from leading the generation of ‘The galactics’ to bet on the policy of ‘Zidanes Y turkeys‘. Then he prioritized “the national product, for quality and for price & rdquor ;. and they arrived Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa, Isco, Asensio, Raúl Albiol, Granero, Pedro León, Canales, Diego López, Illarramendi, Vallejo, Kiko Casilla, Odriozola, Morata… But in recent seasons, Madrid has completely forgotten about the Spanish and sets its preferences outside when it comes to strengthening.
– Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) June 14, 2022
14 signings and 593 million
The last 14 white signings, for which he has paid 593.5 million euros, are players born outside of Spain: Tchouameni, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga, Renier, Hazard, Militao, Rodrygo, Mendy, Luka Jovic, Vinicius, Courtois, Kubo and Lunin. Many of them young bets in which the white club bet risking large amounts of money. Some went well, like Vinicius or Rodrygo, and others have not justified their transfer, like Jovic or Reinier.
The problem is that the white template is still ‘de-Spanish’. This summer is gone Iscoone of the ‘whims’ in his day of Florentinewho leaves through the back door after failing to measure up with Zidane neither Ancelotti. There are other talented players like Daniel Ceballosthat Tchouameni’s arrival has made it clear that his idea is to go to Betis because he is not seduced by the idea of being the team’s seventh midfielder.
Asensio, paradigmatic case
And there is a paradigmatic case that perfectly portrays the loss of weight in the Madrid of the Spanish: Marco Asensio. Although he still has another season left on his contract, it is not clear that he will continue in the Bernabeu. The Mallorcan has completed his best year, shooting his scoring production to 12 goals, but his prominence has been reduced to the League. In Champions He has 204 minutes in eight games, most of them coming off the bench. That’s why the player, whom he represents George Mendez, He considers going to a team that offers him more prominence. Milan Y Liverpool They have surveyed your situation.
– Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) June 1, 2022
All this means that there are only three Spanish players in the first white squad: Carvajal, Nacho Y Lucas Vazquez. Being the owner only the first. Which also helps explain why Luis Enrique do not count on many madridistas in your calls. Regardless of his football taste. There is also the circumstance that the three are homegrown players, which makes the madridistas especially proud. But the reality of the white quarry in the first team is not flattering either. Anthony White Y Miguel Gutierrez They were called to have weight this season, but neither of them has had minutes. Sergio Reguilon ended up going to Tottenham and alone Peter He has appeared in the first team on several occasions.
Some argue that the problem is not Madrid, that the explanation lies in the absence of unbalancing Spanish footballers in this generation. But if one looks at Camp Nou and go to Pedri, Ansu either Gavi, that argument…