The world of economics runs on two fundamental principles: buying and selling. It is the balance between credit and debit that establishes order in any accounting institution, and the world of football is no different.
The transfer window sees clubs across the globe try to strike this very balance. While every team wants to bring in new names to reinforce the squad, the need for concurrent departures is the harsh reality.
Real Madrid, too, find themselves in the same situation after making two signings early in the window. According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Los Blancos‘ management are currently more focussed on sales and not new signings.
Yet, this does not mean that Real Madrid will not make any more signings this summer. It is well known that August is the longest and most eventful month in football, and a lot could happen.
While Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger are the talks of the town in the arrival section, Real Madrid have managed to oversee the departures of Borja Mayoral, Takefusa Kubo, Miguel Gutierrez, and Victor Chust.
Notably, most departures have taken place from the Castilla squad. This is said to be a backup plan to bring in revenue despite the scanty sales in the first team.
Juanmi Latasa is expected to be the next player to leave the club. He too is linked with a move to Getafe, and talks will likely conclude in the coming days.
It remains to be seen if Los Blancos work out an exit route for the likes of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Jesus Vallejo who are seen as surplus by the manager.
Real Madrid’s academy breakout star was close to signing for Atletico in the past – report
Nico Paz has burst onto the scene at Real Madrid after his recent heroics. The youngster was long hyped as Castilla’s brightest upcoming star, and his performances in recent games prove why.
Paz was the hero when Los Blancos took on Napoli earlier this week. Coming off the bench, he netted Real Madrid’s winning goal with six minutes left on the clock, thus scoring his first-ever goal with the first team.
Turning the clock back
As revealed in a recent update by AS, Paz’s arrival at Real Madrid was by no means a simple operation. It was made possible only through rigorous scanning and profiling done by the clubs scouts in Tenerife.
The youngster, at the time, was the crown jewel of the youth team in Tenerife. He was only 11 years old when the administration established contact with his father, back in April 2016.
It was only then that Real Madrid was made aware of Atletico Madrid’s strong interest in signing the player.
Los Rojiblancos had already made an important offer, and it was thus only Real Madrid’s timely intervention and negotiation that secured Paz’s signing.
An interesting clause
Paz’s entourage were naturally thrilled by the interest from Real Madrid and possible transfer. However, they had one clause that they insisted be met.
The Argentine ace’s entourage insisted that, as opposed to staying in the club facilities, Paz would reside with his family who would move to Madrid with the player. They value the family nucleus dearly and wished to keep the player in his comfort zone outside of training.
Needless to say, the green light soon arrived and Real Madrid won the race of Atletico Madrid. The rest, as they say, is history.