After Mbappé’s no comes Curro’s yes. Real Madrid has taken away its specialist in talent discovery from Leganés. Francisco de Paula, manager of youth recruitment for the cucumber club, joined the Valdebebas offices on Tuesday. Not everything is galactic signings or Final Champions (Real Madrid-Liverpool on Saturday) in the white house. The construction of young values ​​also remains a basic occupation.

The club continues to promote and trust more than ever in the recruitment department led by Andrés Pardo for a year. And then comes Curro, as he is popularly known. In Leganés he has carried out the tasks of coach, quarry coordinator and recruitment director, the latter for three years.

The new incorporation has been a very important asset in the preparation of the C.D. Leganés in all its lower categories and also in the growth of these players in Butarque.

Watching football constantly, knowing how to choose the most appropriate profile and convincing these players of a sports project are some of the tasks to be carried out. But not the only ones, a good daily follow-up in the psychological and sports field is also essential before the player can take the leap. This compilation of obligations leads to the preparation of reports to make it easier for technicians to make decisions regarding the children.

The arrival of Manu Fernández in 2020 as head of the quarry has been key for the Arribas, Peter, Morante, Miguel Gutiérrez, among others, to have climbed the ladder to flirt with Madrid in the First Division, despite having many offers National and international.

Previously, the signing of Casemiro by Real Madrid in 2013 marked a turning point in the club’s politics. The Brazilian landed in Chamartín at the age of 21 from São Paulo FC for an amount that did not exceed six million euros. He started at Castilla and got his doctorate at Porto for a season to return to the first team and triple his market value. The Fede Valverde operation was very similar. El Pajarito made a first stop in the subsidiary, a campaign in Riazor and has already stayed at the Bernabéu. The case of Vinicius and Rodrygo is minimally different from what Casemiro and Valverde experienced. The young Brazilians did not get to leave on loan, but they did have to spend a brief military service at the Alfredo Di Stéfano. The roadmap is defined as a school system until consolidation as a star arrives. From ‘La Fábrica’ they design a model consisting of each veteran having a successor, an example being the three formed by Camavinga, Valverde and Antonio Blanco (the latter with less prominence) and the flagship of Modric, Casemiro and Kroos. A sweet transition from promise to idol made from the blackboard, hence the importance of a good initial recruitment.

And the fact is that Madrid has already championed as soon as possible the renewals of the youthful Nakai, the cadets Paulo Iago, Álex Martín and Reyes Junior, in addition to the signings of the 16-year-old goalkeeper Ferran Quetglas and the Eintracht youth striker Enrique Herrero, among others. Some decisions that mark both the present and the future of Real Madrid at a key moment for the harvest of talent in Madrid.