Madrid pay dearly for the transfers of Odegaard and Jovic

Little time has passed for Zidane to miss the Norwegian and the Serbian, with whom the entity saves around seven million euros.


It did not take long for Madrid to end up paying for the two loan assignments of important players, such as Odegaard and Jovic, who did in the winter market. The plague of injuries in this very unusual season would have given both of them a fundamental role. To the Norwegian, mainly because of Valverde's injury and the definitive ostracism to which Zidane is subjecting Isco. To the Serbian striker, obviously, due to Benzema's last injury just when Madrid is playing his continuity in the Champions League.

Odegaard's departure has left midfield heavily decimated. In addition to Casemiro, Modric and Kroos, who start everything, there are only Valverde (now injured) and Isco (who does not finish understanding with Zidane). Kroos' sanction for the League match against Getafe forced Zidane even to change the system (so as not to get hold of Isco). And he put three centrals. The experiment went well (2-0 win), but if Odegaard had been there, the situation would have been handled much more normally. With the loan of the Norwegian, Madrid saves two million (four gross) of their tab.

The passage of time after the departure of Jovic has also shown the importance of having a guarantee substitute for Benzema. Mariano is the only alternative now that the Frenchman has been injured. The Hispanic-Dominican arrives a little rusty to this extreme situation that arises before Atalanta. He has only played 466 minutes in the last season and a half, in which he has scored two goals. On the contrary, the signing of 60 million euros, Jovic, tries to get his head back at Eintracht. Madrid saves the proportional part of its annual record of five million (ten gross). Benzema's injury was the perfect situation for Jovic to try the final takeoff in Madrid.

The current situation in Madrid is totally anomalous. If for the League match against Getafe he had ten casualties (nine injuries and the penalty of Kroos), for this one against Valladolid he repeats precariousness with nine injured. They are Ramos, Carvajal, Militao, Odriozola, Marcelo, Valverde, Hazard, Rodrygo and Benzema. On the other hand, the current year, in which there has been almost no preseason, with COVID as a threat and the accumulation of matches, required the widest possible staff. The Madrid team currently has 22 players without the aforementioned Odegaard and Jovic.

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