The World Cup is the perfect window for the top players. Every four years, we can see all the stars fighting for the most prestigious cup in football. These days, most of the stars got their ticket to Russia, so we’ll be able to see Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco, Toni Kroos or James Rodríguez in the World Cup again.
Florentino Pérez could have signed a new Galáctico this summer and Kylian Mbappé was the chosen one. However, the president didn’t want to disturb the dressing room or sale Gareth Bale, so he finally decided to not buy any top player, but only youngsters. This can change this summer, especially if we take in consideration what he did in the past.
The president always took advantage of the World Cup to sign big players for Real Madrid. In 2002, Florentino tied Ronaldo Nazario, who won the cup for Brazil in Korea and Japan. Several years later, in 2014, the president stole Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich and he also signed James Rodríguez, who scored the best goal of the tournament and lead Colombia in the tournament.
Perhaps this year Florentino also sign the star of the tournament. At the moment, there are several names that are very appealing for the president. For instance, we’ll see in the pitch Harry Kane (Tottenham – England), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich – Poland), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid – France) or Edinson Cavani (PSG – Uruguay). However, other interesting names such as Patrick-Emery Aubameyang or Alexis Sánchez cannot show off in Russia because they don’t get the qualification.
The fact is that Florentino Pérez has changed his policy of transfers at Real Madrid. Now he’s looking for young talents and, for instance, Los Blancos got the stars of the last U-21 tournament: Jesús Vallejo, Dani Ceballos or Marco Asensio. Some of them were signed even before the tournament but were given on loan to improve their performance.