How Real Madrid could line up 5 years from now
- In a 4-3-3 formation, this could be Real Madrid's starting eleven in a few years.
Real Madrid have a real identity crisis this season. After winning three Champions League titles in the last four years, the club had to deal with the losses of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane this summer.
After their department, all went downhill for the squad. Zidane's successor, Julen Lopetegui, got fired after just five months in charge. After that, they appointed Santiago Solari as the club's coach until the end of the season.
However, there is no hope that they will have a successful season. They seem like they don't have a concrete system on the field, old players look saturated and most importantly, the team lacks a real leader on the pitch. If Florentino Perez wants a bright future for his team, he must make serious changes this summer. The first question that needs to be resolved is the managerial question. The team needs a manager with a concrete playing style.
This manager needs to make a shift of generations because some old players have lost their fire. Real Madrid have bought some exceptional young talents who could make The club only needs a manager who will introduce these young lads to the starting eleven.
So, who are these young talents? The picture below shows how Real Madrid could lineup in five years.
Goalkeeper - Andriy Lunin
Thibaut Courtois is currently the first choice goalkeeper but Andriy Lunin is the future of Real Madrid. The 19-year-old goalkeeper came this summer from Zorya Luhansk for €8.5 million plus €5 million in add-ons.
Even with his 191 cm of height, he is very mobile which makes him a perfect modern goalkeeper. He is also very good with the ball at his feet, has very good reflexes with an excellent reading of the game.
Evidence of his amazing talent lies in the fact that he has earned 3 senior caps for the Ukranian international team at only 19 years of age. Lunin's signing is an excellent project for the future and he could give his best years to this club.