Ten years have passed since Real Madrid completed the signing of a young Sergio Canales for six million euros, sparking a new transfer policy of focusing on young talents.

Last summer, the club signed a new record of six players under the age of 21 for their first team.

Next up could be the 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga or the 19-year-old Erling Haaland.

It’s a strategy which has exploited specific cases to now make up the majority of new arrivals at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, influenced by both global and local factors.

On one side the boom in transfer prices ever since Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, and on the other the figure of talented head scout Juni Calafat.

The total investment is 438.8 million euros, but 119.5m euros have been recovered.

Looking at the success of the policy, Real Madrid have been reinforced by the gamble on promising youngsters to grow in the team until they become key players.  Continue reading

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