Real Madrid is one of the best financially managed football clubs, if not the best. When you look at the financial problems of a huge club like FC Barcelona, one cannot help but thank the Real Madrid board of directors for their excellent work that has kept the club financially stable, even after a deadly pandemic. The president of our fan-owned club, Florentino Pérez, deserves much praise for the wonderful work he has done during his 18 years as president.
But everyone has their flaws, and so does Florentino Perez. His weaknesses have always been in relation to the sporting vision of the club, with a feeling that the sporting side of the deal has been overshadowed by the marketing side. Florentino Perez has already bought stars who have become legends at Real Madrid. but Baba Perez hasn’t always focused on the right profiles that the team needs while buying players, and sometimes he can’t sell some players at the right time.
He has had some sales success, the best examples being the sale of Alvaro Morata for £70m and Danilo Luiz for €30m in recent times. But he was not able to sell some players in time and instead saw them stay at the club for too long with players unable to generate returns on the pitch.
Let’s take a look at five of those players who weren’t sold at the right time by Florentino Perez, decisions are something he could always regret.
One notable exception to this list will be current captain and legend, Marcelo. Although his presence impedes Miguel Gutierrez’s growth path, I don’t think Florentino Perez regrets not selling Marcelo sooner, which is understandable from His words on Marcelo. Given the Brazilian’s legendary status, it would be ideal if he departs after his contract expires next year, with a farewell at the Nuevo Santiago Bernabeu.