Real Madrid won the 2021/2022 La Liga. Los Blancos point acquisition was not overtaken by their closest competitor.
Real Madrid even have the opportunity to add to the title this season. Because, they qualified for the European Champions League final after beating Manchester City.
Real Madrid can excel because they often bring in star players every year. Some of them come from English Premier League clubs. There are at least five that they bought at a high price.
1. Luka Modric
Luka Modric is a Croatian player who has strengthened Real Madrid since 2012. Los Blancos redeemed Modric for a fee of 39 million euros
During his time in Real Madrid’s uniform, Modric managed to impress in midfield. In fact, he formed a monstrous trio with Casemiro and Toni Kross. Modric has recorded 31 goals and 70 assists in 432 appearances so far. He also successfully grabbed a number of trophies with Los Blancos .
2. Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid brought Thibaut Courtois to the Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea for a fee of 39 million euros in 2018/2019. The Belgian player is able to show an impressive performance in goal.
Courtois made 177 appearances, keeping 71 clean sheets for Real Madrid. He successfully presented a number of trophies for Real Madrid.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to be called the best Real Madrid purchase in history. How not, this Portuguese passport man was able to look sharp with Los Blancos .
Ronaldo was redeemed by Real Madrid for a very high fee, namely 106 million euros. His move to Madrid was able to significantly improve Ronaldo’s career. He won 4 Ballon d’Or titles and 4 Champions League titles. During that time Ronaldo also managed to collect 450 goals.
4. Gareth Bale
Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale in 2013. He was redeemed for a fee of 114 million euros or now equivalent to Rp. 1.75 trillion. At the beginning of his arrival, Bale was able to show his quality and become the club’s mainstay on the front lines.
During his time for Real Madrid, Bale successfully recorded 258 appearances, scoring 106 goals and 67 assists . His adventure with Madrid is also equipped with a number of prestigious titles. Unfortunately, its performance is now declining. He is mostly on the bench. Bale’s contract will expire at the end of the 2021/2022 season.
5. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is Real Madrid’s most expensive purchase in history. The 31-year-old player was redeemed by Los Blancos for a fee of 129 million euros. His arrival is projected as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus.
Even so, Hazard is considered not able to show his best performance with Real Madrid. He only recorded 65 appearances with a score of 6 goals. Hazard is prone to injury and spends most of his time on the bench.
Of the five players above, almost all of them managed to show their best performance while in Real Madrid’s uniform. Hazard is the one that looks like a failure. His contract with Real Madrid will expire in 2024. Can he show off his best qualities like the other four on this list?