“We have to go for the young players, due to FFP,” Perez said in May. “We have the best in Rodrygo, Vinicius, Brahim. They are the players who will win (European Cups) in the future. This is the policy we must adopt - that of young future stars.”July 19, 2019
In signing Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes in the past two seasons — two very raw and young teengers from Brazil — Real Madrid hope at least one of them will pan out as a future cornerstone of their attack.
This is an era in which big clubs around Europe have become financial powerhouses. Real Madrid are no longer the major player when it comes to signing superstars. Club president Florentino Perez has been vocal about this, and has pivoted his transfer strategy to one that focuses on stockpiling the most talented young players around the world before they become established world-beaters.