Florentino Perez had today said that “certain” spanish players would’ve cost less than half what they do now last summer, and said that if it is necessary he will look through the youth ranks known as “Real Madrid Castilla”.
Accordin to The Daily Telegraph, Perez said “We made huge attempts at the start to sign players who had won the Ballon d’Or or the World Footballer of the Year award,” Perez said, according to The Daily Telegraph.
“But the arrivals of Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo have confused some people who obviously thought that, because we said we wanted more Spanish players, they could ask for fees which don’t correspond to reality.
“A year ago, certain players we have asked about would have cost less than half the price we are being quoted now. There is nothing that justifies these prices.”
Perez added that such valuations may force Los Merengues to look within their current ranks, stating, “If necessary, we will find the Spanish players we would like for the squad in our youth system.”