first_imgJuni CalafatThe architect of this policy of signing young talent is Juni Calafat, who arrived at the club in 2014 and is currently head of the club’s international football. He has been responsible for the signings of young Brazilians, but also others such as Fede Valverde or Brahim. Its function goes beyond capturing the best young talent in Brazil. The intention of Madrid, given the current market situation, is to sign the most promising young people, both Spanish and foreign, before they have prohibitive prices. The ‘Brazilian family’ of Real Madrid grows. Reinier, in principle, arrives for Castilla, but with the idea that in the medium term he will become a member of the first team. Exactly as it happened in the past with Vinicius and Rodrygo. With him there will be six Brazilians that Zidane will have at his command. He will join Marcelo, Casemiro, Militao, Vinicius and Rodrygo. Of the five, only the first two exceed 22 years (31 and 27, respectively). The other three average 20 years.Marcelo and Casemiro are having special importance in adapting their compatriots. The first is the second captain of the squad, has raised 21 white titles and has unbearably accepted his new role in the squad, in which he alternates titles and substitutions with Mendy (the French played the Super Cup but the Brazilian recovered his place in the eleven against Sevilla in the League). Casemiro, on the other hand, is not one of the most veteran of the squad by age (27), although it has been won by performance and commitment to be one of the heavyweights of the squad (he has won 13 trophies with Madrid). The midfielder has been involved so that the adaptation of young Brazilians to their new club is as fast as possible.last_img read more

first_imgRayan Cherki, a 16-year-old Olympique de Lyon player, He shows both self-confidence moving between the lines and openly talking about his future on his club’s own television. It is not the first time that he verbalizes his interests and publicly opts for a club of the future, two months ago he was given a choice between Barcelona and Real Madrid … And he chose the white team.“My dream is to play for Real Madrid”, Cherki has said again in a television interview with his own club, Olympique de Lyon, while playing mini-ping pong relaxed. The attacking midfielder’s plan is to sign as soon as possible with the club of his dreams, to continue on loan for two more years at Olympique de Lyon until he becomes of age, and then to join Real Madrid to continue developing his career.A feasible project, in fact in the French media already published that Real Madrid have a preferential right for Cherki. Therefore, if Olympique receives an offer for their player, the white team could match it and keep the Franco-Algerian rights. He also says in the interview that one of his career goals is to win the Golden Ball. Ligue 1’s big revealIn full adolescence, Cherki has already played 24 professional matches at Olympique Lyon, scoring 9 goals and handing out 3 assists (he debuted last season). But apart from his good numbers, Cherki has dazzled in France for his quality, his skill, his speed with the ball, his overflow and his personality. He looks like a veteran in the body of a kid.In recent years, especially with the presence of Zidane on the bench or staff, France has become the best white club quarry: Benzema, Varane, Mendy and Areola They form an important nucleus within the white wardrobe, plus Hazard and Courtois, French-speaking Belgians. Now sound Cherki, who openly declares himself a Real Madrid player, and Eduardo Camavinga, another promising player who plays in the midfield of Rennes.With the coronavirus crisis in the background, the world of football totally stopped and other teams like United, PSG, Barcelona and Juventus lurking we will have to wait to know the future of these future world soccer stars, but Cherki has already made it very clear, to the world and to his own club: “I want to play for Real Madrid.”last_img read more

first_imgDimitar Berbatov, legend of Manchester United or Tottenham and ambassador of Betfair, wished that Luka Jovic, striker of Real Madrid, is not taking its toll on the fame of playing in a top club like white. “Look, I’m from the Balkans like him,” the Bulgarian began to explain. “I know perfectly well that sometimes we like to live too long, so I hope that all that success, that his signing for Real Madrid has not gone to his head, because that can be very dangerous for a young player like him. He needs to be disciplined ”, the former striker started.Berbatov does not speak for the sake of speaking. He knows what is being said because he himself went through, he confesses, a similar situation. “I was at Bayer Leverkusen, I was the same age as Jovic and I was playing Ulf Kirsten, who was God in Leverkusen, one of the best strikers in the history of Germany. And I was in that thinking position, but why the hell am I not playing? I deserve it, I demand to play, ”continued the Betfair ambassador.“And of course, you start thinking a lot of nonsense because you are young and you think you know everything. But with a little patience, hard work and good people around you to tell you the truth, you go out. That helps, ”Berbatov indirectly advised Jovic. “That is a solution to your case. The other, if you want to play immediately, is to leave on loan. If Jovic wants that, play now, I imagine him being very useful in a handful of Premier League teams, “Berbatov said. “Jovic is an extraordinary choice for many clubs in England.”“Benzema is one of the most underrated strikers”Because, Berbatov insists, Jovic is good. Very good. But you have a huge hurdle ahead. “Don’t forget that his competition is Benzema. Benzema, for me, is one of the most underrated players in world football at the moment. He scores so many goals and yet he is not given the recognition he deserves,” defended the former striker. Gallic.“That is why it is so difficult for Jovic, because he has the Frenchman in front of him. I only hope that when Zidane gives Luka a new opportunity, he will take advantage of it, score goals and leave as he did in Germany. Because if not, I insist, you only have two options: either continue working or go to England or any other place where you can play ”, settled the Betfair ambassador.last_img read more

first_imgThe biggest problem will be for those who finish June 30 and are still looking for a destination. They are the most in a hurry because when this season ends and they want to negotiate they will have to do so at a disadvantage since 20-21, having to be shorter, will allow clubs to negotiate downwards and the economy will be very weakened by the loss of income due to the effects of COVID-19. In addition, foreigners who end on June 30 have a plus and there could also be trouble with them: their tax withholding is less and any expansion beyond the gross initially agreed may be a serious correction by the Treasury.While the calm arrives, the different organisms are remembering their intentions. FIFA drops its wish: “Contracts normally end at the end of the season and the season end date coincides with the expiration date of the contract. It is proposed that the contracts be extended until the time the season actually ends.” The new transfer window will open there and not before. The RFEF clings to its general regulations in point 125: “The licenses will have the same duration as the footballer’s commitment, whether or not contractual, with the club.” AFE shows battle: “A systematized extension would produce a violation of the rights of the worker if it were not a decision of the signatory parties negotiated individually, as a single act, each of those contracts. It would lead to challenges in the courts.” LaLiga is convinced that the law is clear and is on the side of the clubs considering that the contracts are signed, as provision of services, by season and not “from such day to such day”. Annexes to the laws are not expected as a solution and all parties believe that “good will is needed.” Something that, with the division that exists in Spanish football, seems difficult to achieve.LaLiga advised clubs on contractsThe doubts are such that yesterday, in the legal-labor consultancy that LaLiga offers weekly to the clubs, the questions focused on contracts. ERTEs already seem clear. Although the star issue remains behind the return to training and competition on the priority list, it is something that the presidents want to tie for peace of mind, especially for the coaches. To this end, what FIFA says to its 210 federations was clarified at the meeting: “If a contract expires on the original end date of the season, said expiration must be extended until the new end date. If a contract begins on the date of Original start of next season, this start should be postponed until the new date. If there is an overlap, priority will be given to the previous club. ” And even the RFEF regulation in point 116.2: “A footballer may be enrolled in a single club, without the possibility of being discharged and discharged by it in the course of the same season (speaks of season and not specific dates) except in cases of force majeure or regulatory provision. ” Even so, what most reassures most leaders are the words of lawyers like Santi Nebot, who worked five years at AFE and now advises many clubs. In the middle of a drip from ERTE and a reduction in wages, in the midst of controversy between the Federation, LaLiga and AFE over the Audios case and while protocols are formalized and unveiled for the return to normality, there is a problem that is ongoing, entrenched , and that has the world of soccer very tense: what will happen to the contracts that expire on June 30 (almost 400) if it is necessary to extend this season beyond that date. As AS has learned, the solution is closer. Clubs and footballers in Spain have started negotiations, successfully and on a case-by-case basis, to find a pact that satisfies all parties. And they are doing it without the interventions of Thebes and Aganzo, who met again yesterday (today more) and who will simply be able to advise their associates. In several entities, First and Second, agreements have been reached to extend the contracts until the last official match of the 2019-20 academic year is played. In most cases, maintaining current economic conditions and setting a date from which there could be compensation if the championship were to lengthen too long.This is the path that institutions and footballers hope to travel in all corners of the country, while lawyers are deciphering national and international regulations, sports and labor, and interpreting the messages of the RFEF (opts for expansion) and the recommendations of FIFA, which is just that, recommendations, since it has no powers in the labor contracts between club and player. There are four on the tablethree scenarios that worry presidents and for which, according to union sources, “it will be necessary to go contract by contract reading the fine print as there is no single model”, assuming the risk that a footballer may break the deck and stand, the clubs having to resort to the clauses of rescission or to the request for damages. They have the pan by the handle. In fact, there are clubs that have yielded more than expected with the current cuts in the ERTE in case in summer they should ask those affected by the contracts the favor of having to continue, even practically free.One of the cases to study is that of the loan. According to the lawyers consulted, there should be no greater problem with them. They will remain in their current team until the end of the season and will join the next one at the beginning of the next one. This is what FIFA says. The only question that arises is who will pay them in the extension period. It will depend on the cases, because some are currently paid by the club that bought them, in others the entity to which they get a loan does it, and in some more expenses are shared. The plan is that the signed agreement that prevails today will be valid until this campaign is terminated.With the footballers who were bought and end their contract, a distinction must be made. There are those who have an agreement with another club (they can negotiate since last January 1 as free agents) and those who have not yet found accommodation. The former, like those on loan, must finish at their current club and will not be released with their new teammates until the 2020-21 season begins, whenever. And they will not have problems with their emoluments. They will charge what is agreed and even an extra if this course is necessary, even if it is in 13 or 14 payments and not 12, and they also have insured what has been signed with the following club but receiving it in 10 or 11 months instead of one year because the next calendar will have to be cut.last_img read more

first_imgThe second of the chosen ones will be Carles Aleñá, to whom they would not put too many impediments at first, since since winter he has been playing on loan at Betis due to the overbooking of midfielders. Barça loves him, but not all fit him and taking into account that Riqui Puig is finishing sticking his head out in the first team, it could be expendable. Barcelona could see favorably take a crack as Lautaro in exchange for two footballers without too much weight on the roster and presumably an economic injection, while the Italians would be reinforced with two good level footballers at the same time that they would fill their coffers. If we add to this that the will of nine is to play alongside Leo Messi, it seems that both clubs are condemned to understand each other. 24 10 Negotiations between Barcelona and Inter Milan for Lautaro Martínez continue, although they advance slowly. The Italian club does not want to let its star out for less than 111 million of its termination clause unless the Catalans detach two players of their interest to make the operation cheaper. And if a few days ago a long list of names was shuffled that would interest Italians, among whom were players of the stature of Antoine Griezmann, Junior Firpo, Marc Cucurella or Arthur Melo (who dismissed himself saying that his time in Barcelona had not ended), Now it seems that they have chosen the two footballers they want, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The first is Nelson Semedo. The right back is a starter in the team but has the transfer label, so it would not be a problem to include him in the agreement as long as the Portuguese is happy with his new destination. Of course, Barça would have to look for a right side of guarantees, since Sergi Roberto You can fill that position, but there’s not much more to choose from. twolast_img read more