A Madrid without wrinkles

first_imgRamos, Modric and Benzema will be some of the veteran leaders of the 2020-21 project.REAL MADRID The coronavirus paints complex and difficult-to-predict scenarios, but the Real Madrid twas established well before the world crisis a plan based on very young legs. It was already like this in this unfinished season, but now the white club is deepening even more if possible in that way. The future is now and if we take the current Primera squads as a reference and take into account the names that Madrid wants to add this summer, the Madrid team would be the youngest: it would drop from 26.9 to 25.7 years on average. Although it is an exercise in football fiction, the current templates of the rest can serve as a scale to contextualize that white rejuvenation. I would advance to Real Sociedad (The txuri-urdin average 25.9 years) and Celta de Vigo (26.4). The Madrid outfit would add an average of almost two and a half years less than that of current Barcelona (27.9) and five years younger than Primera’s ‘oldest’, Eibar (30 years).For this, Madrid would have to fulfill all the steps that have been proposed both in the returns and transfers and in the exits. Achraf (21), further reduces the age of an Odriozola (24) who has run out of space and James (29 years in July) will be for Odegaard (21). To this we must add more movements that appear on the road map. For example, goalkeeping would also drop the average. If Lunin (21) returns, as it takes more and more shape, Areola (27) would leave. And the final touch would come if Madrid and Bale (also 31 years old in July) finally separate their ways and appear, on the contrary, a beardless man like Eduardo Camavinga (17 years old), chosen to be the Casemiro clone. Camavinga is not even older, it’s pure Generation Z. Sergio Ramos literally doubles his age … “We have a very young squad with a great future”, Zidane has repeated more than once, especially when he had to go out and put a robe on rookies like Jovic (21) and Militao (twenty-one). But Madrid wants more. Everything obeys a carefully designed strategy. The last thirteen Madrid signings average 21.4 years. In the past eight years, only Hazard arrived having surpassed the symbolic 25-year-old bar. It’s not by chance. Vinicius, Rodrygo and Reinier were already tied before they were even 18 years old (when they officially signed) and with Camavinga the play can be repeated. Young blood before its cache gets too high.Leading EuropeAll the leagues look at each other to gauge what harmful effects the coronavirus will leave on the accounts and what the great Europeans are no less. One option is look at young people, usually with less expensive contracts for the coffers of some teams that will substantially reduce their income. Madrid would be ‘younger’ than three of the most powerful clubs on the planet: PSG (26.1 years on average), the Liverpool (27.7) and City (27.8), would approach Bayern (25.2) and put almost a generation in between with the Cristiano’s Juventus, the giant of the thirty-something (the average is 29.7) and the one who least trusts the kids. If we look to the left on the map, Madrid’s 25.7 years would also make him a younger squad than that of Port (26.7). Help from the ‘club of 2,000’ …A Madrid with hardly any wrinkles (its last thirteen signings average 21.4 years) although, if we pay attention to the old saying, wrinkle is beautiful and more when it comes from experience. As AS reported, Modric it will stay the year you have left, the intention of Marcelo is to continue despite Mendy’s fierce competition, Benzema has expanded until 2022 and although the renewal of Ramos It is stopped, the intention of the camero is to withdraw from Real Madrid. Between the four they provide 1,979 matches with Madrid … the experience Zidane needs to teach what Madrid is to the new litter. Still resonates the phrase of Ramos in the preview of Champions against City (“It is time for uncles, children aside …”). The captain will have to accelerate that process.last_img