There are many thing to say about Real Madrid’s transfer policy through the years. We can praise them or criticize them for the way they recruit players and handle transfers. However, whatever anyone says, Madridistas have the answer and it is “We are the most successful football club in the world”. It is virtually impossible to disagree with them.
One of the reasons that Real Madrid sits at the top, is the way Los Blancos handle their transfers. Madrid and Barcelona have been preferred destinations for the most talented players within the last two decades. The driving force for that hasn’t been just money. It is true that the money matters, but what matters most is the fact that, both clubs guarantee to the players that they’d have something to put in their personal trophy banquets.
Now with the latest Premier League’s TV rights deal, the most lucrative one in the history of football, there are many English clubs who can afford to sign top players, by paying them enough money and by offering them opportunities to win trophies. It is getting easier for the Premier League clubs to lure any player to come to the Premier League. If the financial resources, that TV stations pour to the English top-flight are managed properly, it is a only matter of time, any of the English top clubs to win the Champions League. It is even possible that we’d see a new period of English domination in the European club football.
This article started with the name of Mbappe, but the gifted young French player hasn’t been mentioned the the above paragraphs. Why? The reason is that he is just an example of the smart transfer policy followed by Real Madrid.
“Very few players play at Real Madrid at the age of 18. He should have patience!”
Speaking about transfers, the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sounded more like a politician, rather than a football executive. Perez has sent a strong message both to any players who have risen to prominence, while they were still very young and to the footballing industry, by saying the above words.
“It’s not worth saying if we are going to bring in players who could be on the bench”, said about Mbappe the Real Madrid’s president, reminding to anyone a few simple things: Real Madrid’s squad is full of world-class players and it is hard for anyone to compete them; Any young player must to take his time and focus on his development, before considering oneself ready for any top club; Spending crazy money in football doesn’t always worth.
Kylian Mbappe, who has been sent, virtually to any big team who’s on the market for strikers this summer, was just an example, that Florentino Perez has used to remind Monaco and other selling clubs, that a transfer fee of £100 million (€112 million) is just madness. It is true that the 18-year-old Mbappe, scored 26 goals in all competitions during for Monaco last season. But could he take a place in the Real’s attack from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale or Alvaro Morata (who by the time we are publishing this article is still a Los Blancos player)?
By reminding to the press and to the anyone involved in football industry, that the young players should be patient, Florentino Perez has protected Real Madrid’s interest in the best possible way. He has basically said that neither Los Blancos, nor other big clubs should be expected to break their banks, anytime when a young gifted player’s name emerges.
So, as Monaco will be playing in the Champions League next season, it is very unlikely that Kylian Mbappe is going anywhere. Unless any club like Arsenal, somehow manages to persuade Monaco to sell Kylian Mbappe for a reasonable fee, the young French star will be play for the Monegasque team, for at least another season.