Check out the latest crop of wonderkids at the age of 21 or under, destined to become the future of 13-time European champions Real Madrid.
Florentino Perez has never been shy in his pursuit of the world’s greatest talents. When he first became president in 2000, the Spaniard introduced a new aggressive transfer policy aimed at signing expensive players for Real Madrid.
Luis Figo (€60m), Zinedine Zidane (€72m), Ronaldo Nazario (€45m) and David Beckham (€25m) all arrived between 2000 and 2003; kick-starting Perez’s revolutionary ‘Galactico’ era. It brought them grand success on a marketing perspective, but left them a little short in the silverware department.
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1. Iker Casillas;
2. Raúl González;
3. Roberto Carlos;
4. Steve McManaman;
5. Luis Figo;
6. Zinedine Zidane;
7. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima;
8. David Beckham;
9. Walter Samuel.#arenasporttv #football #RealMadrid #fudbal pic.twitter.com/AIx79LnRBJ
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Not long after signing Gareth Bale for a world-record fee of €101m in 2013, however, things changed. Money was no longer enough to keep Real Madrid on top. They had new competition, with the state-owned clubs of PSG (Qatar) and Manchester City (Abu Dhabi) flexing their financial might. It forced Perez into a change of plan.
The 73-year-old has since made it his mission to snap up the biggest young talents, destined to become the stars that will lead Los Blancos to further success.
So here on Ronaldo.com, we give you nine of the biggest Real Madrid youngsters at the age of 21 years or under.