According to a recent CIES survey, six of the top 15 most valued players in the world presently play for Real Madrid, which is home to some of the most gifted young football players in the world.
However, the club has also continued to use the services of some of the old guard, like Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
While there were initially questions over Modric’s future, the Croatian also signed a new contract with Los Blancos last month. Kroos also extended his contract with the club.
Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, reportedly still has faith in two of these veteran midfielders. The Italian coach highly regards the two illustrious midfielders who are likely to continue playing a pivotal role in his strategies.
In Ancelotti’s opinion, Modric and Kroos possess the skills necessary to succeed in his 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 systems or any other configuration he chooses to use. This is even after Jude Bellingham and Arda Guler were prominently acquired by Real Madrid.
There were rumours that Ancelotti might change his formation in order to include Bellingham in the team. And it looks like regardless of the structure the manager uses, the Real Madrid veterans will continue to be important parts of his plans.
However, Bellingham may still be a key member of the squad, particularly as the tenth player in a possible 4-2-3-1 formation. Players like him, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni may benefit from the presence of seasoned veterans like Modric and Kroos in terms of their ability to grow swiftly.
Real Madrid may eventually experience a fairly steady transition as they seek to lay a solid basis for the future.