Real Madrid: 3 ways they can increase their homegrown talent and national team influence

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Villarreal, Pau Torres
Villarreal, Pau Torres (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images) /

Sign more Spanish players

Real Madrid is set for a big transfer window, and they are expected to make some big signings. While the David Alaba deal is almost done, as reported by the popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the club is reportedly eyeing a big-name attacker like Kylian Mbappe this summer.

The club is also linked to few more players like Jules Kounde, Houssem Aouar, and Eduardo Camavinga. If one can observe, most of the players linked to Real Madrid are of French Nationality. Maybe the nationality of Zinedine Zidane being French makes it easy for the media to link Real Madrid to a French player, but there is no wrong with the club eyeing French players, considering the talent pool of France and the high rate of talent production from Ligue 1.

But Real Madrid is a club based in the capital of Spain, and there is a need for the club to boost their Spanish core. The club needs to focus more on buying Spanish players. The quantity and quality of talent in LaLiga might have decreased over the years, but there are still some Spanish players in LaLiga who are fit to play for the greatest club in the history of Spain.

One such talented player in LaLiga is Pau Torres of Villarreal, who is right now the hottest Spanish prospect. The 24-year-old center-back is a starter for the national team, and he has been playing at the highest level at Villarreal for the past two seasons. Being a left-footed center-back, he might be a great fit for Real Madrid. His release clause is about 65 million euros, but Diario AS suggests that Villarreal might lower it to 50 million euros, as relayed by Madrid Zone on Twitter.

There are a few more Spanish midfield options like Bryan Gil, Brais Mendez, and Carlos Soler if the club looks for solutions in LaLiga clubs. There are many Spanish options outside Spain as well. All the club needs to do is to look out for them, and check if the player fits in their schemes if they are to sign the player.