“Presi, Argentines have always been here. How come there won't be players… They remember Redondo, Valdano, Di Stfano…”. scar Ruggeri, a former Real Madrid player in the late 1980s, asked Florentino Prez the reason why Real Madrid Today there are no players from the current world champion. Something clearly incomprehensible given the extensive and successful list of Albiceleste players who played for the white team.
Ruggeri himself, who played just one season at home at Santiago Bernabu, won the league title in the 89/90 campaign. It was at the Madrid stadium that the former Argentine defender asked the president of Real Madrid, as he recently stated on the ESPN F90 program. “scar, youIt has to be something different from any player; something at the level of this club; something that dazzles everyone”, acknowledged the former player during his participation in the aforementioned program.
Given this scenario, let's look back. Although it doesn't seem like it, Real Madrid have not signed Argentine players since 2010and if we take into account when the last one left, which is none other than Angel DiMarathe Whites have been without Argentines in the main team for a decade, except in the case of the youth teams Nico Pazwho, despite being born in the Canary Islands, plays for the Albiceleste national team.
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Since the pasta's departure, no matter how much the white team has explored the market, it has not found a player profile on the other side of the lake that, as happened with the cases of Vinicius, Rodrygo or same EndrickIt didn't work out for the Merengue scout team.
Several Argentine players, however, were linked to Real Madrid in the last transfer windows. Lautaro Martnez, Enzo Fernndez and even Julin lvarezthe Manchester City striker is with more or less intensity, like many others, to occupy that demarcation that became so powerless with the departure of Karim Benzema.
Although Real Madrid's transfer policy could be defined, on the one hand cautious, but also full of future, doesn't seem to look at Argentinaalthough other big names in world football have closed very young football players, as Manchester City did with Claudio Echeverrifor example.
The flashy signings that arrived after Ángel Di María left the club were not inconsequential. Kroos o Keylor (14/15); Casemiro and Marco Asensio (15/16); Vinícius, Brahim o Courtois (18/19); Rodrygo, Militão, Mendy or Hazard (19/20); Camavinga and Alaba (21/22); Tchouameni and Rediger (22/23)… With the arrival of BellinghamReal Madrid has signed a trend when it comes to hiring youth, talent and physical benefits.
Gone are the times when Alfredo Di Stfano, Jorge Valdano or Fernando Redondo they lifted the great trophies of international football; when Gonzalo Higuan He arrived from River to occupy the right flank of Fabio Capello's team and ended up being the starting striker; or when Angel DiMara He gave that pass to Cristiano Ronaldo to finish in incredible fashion and snatch Guardiola's first title from Barça in 2011, in extra time. Who will be the next one?