“Real Madrid” does not miss a single scrap of the World Cup

As in every World Cup, Real Madrid pays a lot of attention to the performance of players who can become them in the future.

It’s a habit Casa Blanca recruits never break. The latter watch the performances of international players who may be of interest to them with great attention, and this World Cup is no exception.

With many matches played throughout the day (11:00, 14:00, 17:00…), the World Cup in Qatar is held at very special times. Therefore, some will be interested in getting a 100G pass to be able to watch the World Cup from anywhere during the day. Real Madrid, as in past editions, are not missing a beat and could target several players from this 2022 edition for next summer’s transfer window.

For example, in the Netherlands, there was talk of Real Madrid’s interest in the striker of the Dutch national team, Cody Gakpo, who has already scored two goals in two games. This is not the first time, as the merengue club often “fished” for talent during previous World Cups.

Russia 2018: Courtois

This is the latest example. Real didn’t just sign him for his role at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as the Belgian’s quality has been proven enough at both Atletico and Chelsea in the past, and the possibility of signing him has been mooted for several summers. . But his performance at the 2018 World Cup was certainly the boost Real needed: Courtois was named the tournament’s Golden Glove (best goalkeeper) and Belgium reached the semi-finals, where they lost to France. With such references, Madrid did not hesitate to put 35 million to pry him away from Chelsea, where he has only one year left on his contract.

Brazil 2014: James, Kroos and Navas

If during the World Cup, “Real Madrid” distinguished itself by adding the best players of the tournament to its team, it is undoubtedly the case in Brazil in 2014. In the same transfer window, they brought in the top scorer of the tournament (James, with Colombia, six). goals), the leader of the champions’ midfield (Kroos, with Germany) and one of the great discoveries of small teams (Keylor, with Costa Rica). James’ performance was capped by six goals (plus two assists) in five games, which prompted Real to pay Monaco 75 million for him.

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South Africa 2010: Ozil and Khedira

In the summer of 2010, “Real” invested heavily in the recruitment of players to please their new coach, Jose Mourinho. He sealed Di Maria’s transfer from Benfica ahead of the final in South Africa, which Spain won with a goal from Iniesta. After the World Cup, he caught two key players from Germany, who had a brilliant tournament, and reached the semi-finals, where he lost to Puyol’s header. Ozil and Khedira were selected.

Germany 2006: Cannavaro

Cannavaro’s arrival is a mix of his spectacular performance at the World Cup in Germany, where he captained Italy and won the Ballon d’Or, narrowly edging out Zidane, and the circumstances: Juventus’ administrative relegation has been opened due to the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. Door to cheap Juventus stars. The central defender cost Madrid only 7 million in the summer of 2006.

Japan and South Korea 2002: Ronaldo

This is the first step of Florentino Perez, who became president in 2000, to sign the world cup star. Ronaldo himself made it easy for him, it must be said: “If Real want me, let them call me,” he said, hours after Brazil’s decider in the final against Germany, where he scored both goals. He scored eight goals in total, was named the tournament’s second-best player (behind Oliver Kahn) and, above all, put an end to the doubts caused by the double knee injury that had sidelined him for two years. .

Inter played hardball and extended the transfer until the last day of August 2002, but their intentions were still to sell: Ronaldo’s relationship with coach Hector Cuper had completely deteriorated. The deal was completed for €45 million and Real Madrid enjoyed the Phenomenon for four and a half seasons, during which he made 177 appearances, scoring 103 goals and providing 35 assists. He won two La Liga titles, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup, as well as the Ballon d’Or in 2002.

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