The folly of Florentino Perez’s association with Real Madrid is probably best summed up by his decision to overlook Claude Makelele’s defensive contribution to his team upon selling him to Chelsea for £16.8 million in 2003. ‘’We will not miss Makélelé” said the Madrid president about the midfielder who became hugely important to Chelsea’s consecutive 

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This summer has shown Spain’s dominance on the international stage has no sign of ending just yet as their under-21s strolled to victory in the European Championships out in Israel. One of the stand-out stars was the top-scoring Alvaro Morata who struck four goals and made UEFA’s team of the tournament. Finally gaining recognition as 

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