Florentino Pérez changed his policy of signing stars and now he’s made a lot of deals with young and promising players. The result is very successful and Marco Asensio, Isco or Dani Ceballos are already shining in the club. However, we cannot forget that Los Blancos are also able to raise stars in their academy. Actually, many of them are stars in important teams around the continent.
In this article, we want to create a line-up with some Real Madrid players who are being successful abroad. Some of them played for Los Blancos for many years, but others didn’t have the chance to shine with Los Blancos and had to earn a spot in a foreign club.
For instance, we all remember Iker Casillas, Porto goalkeeper that was raised in the Spanish capital. His substitute could be Diego López, currently playing for Espanyol.
In the defense line, we can choose two Atlético Madrid players. Juanfran and Filipe Luis played for Castilla. Besides, Marcos Alonso, now playing for Chelsea, or Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) could be the full-backs of the team. Javi García, former Zenit St Petersbourg player and now in Betis, could be the replacement.
The Inter Milan midfielder Borja Valero or Dani Parejo (Valencia) could be the playmakers in this team, but we also have José Manuel Jurado at Espanyol. José Callejón is giving his quality to Napoli, whereas Juan Mata was raised in Madrid, but now he’s defending Manchester United.
In the attacking line we have several options. Obviously, we cannot forget Álvaro Morata, who joined Chelsea for €80M this summer. Mariano Díaz, now at Olympique Lyonnais, is also very successful in the French league. But we have several replacement options here. Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Roberto Soldado (Fenerbahce), Álvaro Negredo (Besiktas) or Jesé Rodríguez (Stoke City) played also for Real Madrid in the past.
This is not a bad team, is it?