Real Madrid Transfers: 5 things Florentino Perez needs to accomplish

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Real Madrid Castilla talents deserve better

Carlo Ancelotti’s lack of rotations have frustrated Real Madrid fans, and the club is now paying the price for his lack of prudence in that aspect. In the long-term, Real could likewise suffer because of Ancelotti not giving minutes to young players. Even youngsters who should be established as key players, such as Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, aren’t playing enough, and that is not what any fan of the club wants to see. There is room to play them and “KCM” in midfield.

But aside from those guys, there are a number of Castilla players who are more than good enough to get minutes but are getting 0 over the past few months. Miguel Gutierrez started the season as a key player at left back. He has not been used since despite being excellent at times. He is a future star at a position where talent is scarce.

Antonio Blanco is another future star. He has not played at all. Sergio Arribas has promise. He may never be a first-team player for Real Madrid, but we’ll never know if he does not ever play. Peter Federico is even more talented and was great for the few minutes he got against Atheltic Bilbao. But Ancelotti frustratingly never followed up on that.

Real Madrid have been linked to center backs, but they don’t need to sign anyone with the likes of Rafa Mir, Mario Gila, and Marvel in the academy. They just need to trust those guys with some experience. I mean, can any of them really be worse than Jesus Vallejo?

So Perez must set the tone and work with the next manager to make it clear that youth development is very important. Real Madrid don’t want to miss out on the next big thing from right under their noses. They also want to foster these players into being quality rotational pieces. Homegrown talent means a lot to this club and fanbase. Don’t forget that amidst the Galactico hype. And finally, if young players on the current team don’t get chances, players contemplating joining the club may choose Barcelona or someone else who will give them opportunities to move up the ladder. We have may have already seen an example with Pablo Torre choosing Barça over Los Merengues.

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Although Perez does not choose the lineups or evaluate the academy directly, the buck stops with him. He is the ultimate boss, and as such, he must send an organizational message that, for multiple reasons, getting Castilla players involved is very, very important to Real Madrid as an institution. It is a shame that, unlike Zidane, Ancelotti does not seem to understand this on his own. The next manager 100 percent needs to. Of course, if it is Raul, that is another item off the checklist done.