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The merengue box has invested a large sum of money in players of that position. Some have consolidated, others failed and now comes a great bet by Eder Militao
Real Madrid has spent large amounts of money investing in the hiring of central defenders of the first level and elite since 2009. In his second term as president of the club 'merengue', Florentino Perez, has hired eleven defenses to provide team safety.
According to as.com, the investment has been 225 million euros and is very close to hiring the Brazilian defender Eder Militao for 50 million. Other defenses that reached the ranks of the white institution were Odriozola, Raul Albiol, Fabio Coentrao, Theo Hernandez, and Varane, among others.
Some have made their contribution, making a difference, and have been consolidated along with Sergio Ramos, a player who has been a leader and benchmark of the team. Latinamerican Post analyzes the signings of the most important defenders that the eleventh of Madrid has done, seeing their performance and the value invested.
1. A high-level side: The right-side marker, Álvaro Odriozola arrived at the Casablanca club from Real Sociedad in the summer. According to a publication of realmadrid.com, Odriozola, has established himself in the team in that position, fulfilling well with defensive tasks.
Besides, the average reviewer is a player who is easily incorporated into the attack, and who also serves as a scorer and assistant. He is 22 years old and came from Real Sociedad, which, as pointed out by la vanguardia.com, received 40 million euros for his pass.
He had the opportunity to act as an extreme, and at his young age, his life has had a series of giant steps that have given him many joys. He was part of the 23 chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with the Spanish National Team, which in this championship was directed by Fernando Hierro.
2. It could not be consolidated: The 'meringues' made an investment of 31.5 million euros by Danilo who was sold to Manchester City. The player came to the white squad in 2015 from Porto de Portugal but did not meet the expectations that were after his arrival.
He came to the Santiago Bernabéu with drums and cymbals, but Carvajal became the owner thanks to his excellent performance in each of the games. Subsequently, the fans from Madrid showed on several occasions their dissatisfaction with the level of a footballer who could not make a difference.
Then, the right-back decided to go to City, which paid 30 million euros, according to elpais.com signing a five-year contract. The media mentioned that the Brazilian played on 55 occasions with Real, won the Spanish League, two Champions League, and a Club World Cup.
3. A high expectation with this signing: Real Madrid would pay 50 million euros for the central defender of Brazil, Eder Militao. Currently, the defender is part of the ranks of Porto de Portugal and is one of the figures of the team thanks to its versatility and power at 21 years.
It is considered one of the best defenses of the Portuguese League, after arriving from Sao Paulo in Brazil, where it stood out and knew how to shine.
The Espanol.com, reports that the operation will close to 50 million euros, arguing that Real Madrid moved very quickly to sign it. Also, there has been a high interest from other clubs, and its price in the market has been increasing thanks to its excellent performance.
The famous Spanish club looks for youth and wants to give a quality leap to the team. Militao is compared to the Portuguese central defender Pepe. The investment was made because he is a player who can play as a right-back or pivot, and for the revaluation, he has recently had. Depor.com pointed out that the Brazilian debuted with Sao Paulo plays for three years and came to Porto de Portugal for 4 million euros.
High investments in defenses
-The defender, Raúl Albiol, came to the cast of 'merengue' from Valencia for 15 million euros from Valencia (Marca.com)
-The French Raphael Varane was linked to Real Madrid in 2011, from Lens with an investment of 10 million euros (Mundodeportivo.com) tidos.html
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from "Real Madrid y el dineral que ha gastado en defensores en los tiempos recientes"