Three reasons why Real Madrid are dominating market for wonderkids including Barcelona factor

The signings of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes will mark watershed moments for Real Madrid, when their strategy shifted from signing almost exclusively established stars, to bringing in the most promising talents around the globe. Since, their record has been unparalleled at doing so.

The likes of Reinier Jesus, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jude Bellingham, Endrick Felipe and Eduardo Camavinga have all chosen Real Madrid over more lucrative offers. Central defender Leny Yoro is their next objective, and things are looking positive for Real Madrid.

The development of their transfer strategy and its success can be put down to three key reasons, report Relevo. The first being the economic crisis at Barcelona, which has prevented them from competing with Real Madrid for the top young talents. Previously, the presence of Barcelona not only affected their chances of signing a player, but it would drive up the price.

Secondly, the fact that Real Madrid went on an historic run in the Champions League, winning four out of five between 2014 and 2019 has made them the number one destination for players seeking greatness. That run has also increased their standing in football again, presenting them as top dog.

Finally, the presence and increased importance of Head Scout Juni Calafat has been a major part of Real Madrid identifying top talents, and doing so earlier than other teams, allowing them to lay the groundwork for deals first. His ability to do so has been key in the signings above, and it is pointed out that even the less successful youngsters signed like Takefusa Kubo and Martin Odegaard have turned out well.

Despite bidding farewell to one of the finest teams in their history, with the likes of Casemiro, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Marcelo Vieira moving on, they have managed to put in place the pieces for the next decade. The latest to head off into the sunset is Toni Kroos, and already Camavinga and Tchouameni are in place to come in for him.

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  1. I believe it would be more apt to name it the fecaIona non factor in headline, lmao. Based on them winning only 3 trophies in last 5 seasons.

    Also it would be apt to mention Bellingham, Vini and Guler decided to join Real despite other clubs making higher wage offers, effectively leaving money on the table, which is not an insignificant thing as it shreds the argument of players only coming here because of money offer. Players arent thusly lured by money but RMs trophy factory. The CLs won just confirm that, opposed to PSG and Chelsea.

    They know ballon dor and CL prospect is higher here than any other club. Its not even worth to mention fecaIona in that conversation any more since it has been what, a decade since they or their player won any of those. The rivalry is gone, equity of strength is required to call someone a rival. They are mere 3 points nowadays, they will need to deserve to be called rivals again and that wont happen in foreseeable future.



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