Los Blancos have seemingly taken on a different approach to the transfer market as they focus on capturing the stars of the future this summer.
Despite being known for signing star names whatever their age during his first spell as Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has begun to target younger players for the club.
While the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo signed for the club at the turn of the century when approaching 30 years old, the current blueprint for Los Blancos is to target younger players.
Since Jose Mourinho’s final summer in 2012, when a 27-year-old Luka Modric and a 33-year-old Michael Essien arrived, the club have signed players under the age of 24, including the likes of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
This summer, it is no different, with Paul Pogba, 23, Andre Gomes, 22, and Gabriel Jesus, 19, all on the list of potential signings, as Perez begins to look towards the future, with Zidane in his first senior job as coach.
More common nowadays is the blooding of youngsters from the academy in the first team, with Lucas Vazquez and Jese Rodriguez just some of the players given their chance recently.