The president of the Real Madrid is looking for a signing to covers the important absence left by the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo
Florentino Pérez is back in this new market of transfers and to not lose the habit of other years he will seek for a billionaire signing. Even more so considering that Cristiano Ronaldo left, a figure who became his top scorer over Alfredo di Stéfano and Raúl González, according to data provided by Marca. The first option of Florentino is a player of the Chelsea, one of the most outstanding in the World Cup Russia 2018. His name is Eden Hazard, he is 27 years old and a native of Belgium.
To have Hazard, the president of the merengue team has his thick checkbook ready. El Diario Gol reports that to meet his objective, Pérez is willing to pay up to 130 million euros and that he has already made the first offer to Roman Abramóvich, owner of the London club to which Hazard belongs. Another player who Pérez contemplates and who was also one of the best in Russia 2018 is Thibaut Courtois, who, coincidentally, is Eden's teammate on the blue team. To have him, the president merengue began to move around the goalkeeper, who has his girlfriend and their children living in Spain, as Marca reviews.
The same newspaper also informs that this would be a reason for the Belgian to change to England for the Iberian country. Later, he adds that to achieve the signing the manager not only must pay a large sum of money but wait for Petr Cech to approve his return to the club of London, because the Chelsea does not want to get rid of Courtois without having a replacement.
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The transfer market of the European soccer is waiting to know if the trend that has taken place since 2002, with Florentino as protagonist, is going to being fulfilled. To commemorate, we bring up the first episode in 2002, when the president hired the Brazilian Ronaldo after being a great figure in the World Cup Korea-Japan 2002, leading his team to the five-time championship, according to the newspaper As.
In 2006, a similar situation occurred again, this time with the Italian central defender Fabio Cannavaro, who finished in the white team after lifting the title of the World Cup Germany 2006 with the Italian National Team, as indicated by Marca. Perez did not care that he was a defender and ended up buying him. That same year, Cannavaro won the Golden Ball.
In 2010 the same thing did not happen, since Andrés Iniesta, who was the principal figure, is a player closely linked to Madrid's arch-rival: Barcelona. But in 2014 the story repeated itself with James Rodríguez, who was the great figure in the World Cup in Brazil with the Colombian National Team, as recalls La Vanguardia. In view of Luka Modric will not be able to be hired because Madrid has the luck to already have it, he or the major objectives for this market will be the aforementioned Belgian players: Hazard and Courtois.
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Translated from "Real Madrid: ¿Quiénes son los jugadores que podrían integrar el conjunto merengue?"