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Real have bought three key players from Spain's triumphant Under-21 European Championship winning team
The Gareth Bale will-he or wont-he transfer saga has dominated the headlines this summer, but that aside, Florentino Perez should receive a tip of the hat for what looks like the start of a Real Madrid revolution.
If you can’t beat them join them, is the old adage. By intently studying Barcelona’s La Masia blueprint, the Bernaneu club has effectively invested over €70m (sourced by transfermarkt.com) on its future.
Asier Illarramendi, Isco and Daniel Carvajal have been purchased for a combined fee of €66.5m, despite only having one senior Spanish cap amongst the three of them. However, all three were all integral part of Spain’s successful Under-21 side which won the 2013 European Championships.
In addition, Brazilian 21-year-old Casemiro has joined Los Blancos from Sao Paulo for €6m and importantly, four youngsters have been elevated from Real Madrid Castilla into the first team.
In stark contrast to Mourinho's approach with bringing youngsters through, Ancelotti has already given the youngsters game time during preseason.
The Real Madrid official website reported that Ancelotti was very happy with his youngsters' efforts in the preseason friendly against Internazionale.
They were all fantastic and showed a very good attitude. Carvajal was very good, as was Casemiro. To start with, I am very happy with the squad that I have. Why should we talk about Bale today if Morata and Jese have played very well? I am very happy for them; they are very young but have incredible skill.
If Real successfully integrate their youngsters into a prosperous Real Madrid side, then there is every chance that they will create a legacy for years to come.