Courtois signed for Madrid with one year remaining to complete his contract with Chelsea. The same happened with Hazard, also one year after termi
Courtois signed for Madrid with one year remaining to complete his contract with Chelsea. The same happened with Hazard, also one year after terminating the contract with the same club, and now with Camavinga, arrived from Stade Rennais. Three cases that have a not too distant precedent, Kroos, that He came from Bayern one year after fulfilling his contract there. The Kroos operation was so profitable that it is perhaps the first stone of this new line, accentuated this year: Alaba has come when he had already finished his contract with Bayern. The fans expect the same to happen for June with Mbappé and there is already talk of others: Pogba, Rudiger …
Gone is the time when Florentino signed galacticos in operations whose price did not worry him. Each signing increased the universal prestige of the club and produced a favorable response in contracts of all kinds. But the inflation that oil-clubs and club-states have produced has pushed prices beyond what any reasonable exploitation of the football industry can satisfy. PSG’s 222 million for Neymar (doubling any previous record) marked a before and after. The immediate and crazy payments from Barça for Dembelé and Coutinho ended up raising the bar to crazy levels.
So the line now is to write down the contract end date and go for the interesting player. Even so, it costs money, for the year that remains or because if the player is free, the player receives his peak when signing or in salary, but they are already affordable amounts. This line is less brilliant than that of ‘every year, a Galactic’, but it is the only possible one and it is favored because today’s players were children when Madrid won the ‘Best Club of the 20th Century’ award, teenagers with ‘Los Galacticos ‘, neo-professionals in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League. They have grown fascinated by that legend and They are excited to sign for the thirteen-time European champion.