Lto renewal of Fede Valverde until 2027, signed between the footballer and the club a little over a month ago, is transferred from the contracts to the field of play. The Uruguayan is the player on the squad with him longest contract in force, something logical from the club’s point of view considering their age (23 years), but the data reflects something else. It is about the idea that the charro midfielder should be a key piece in the Madrid of the future. Something that has begun to take shape already this season.
Of all the midfielders in the white club’s squad, Valverde is the most used. He adds 788 minutes of play, surpassed only by Courtois and Militao (both with full, 810), and ahead of Casemiro (673), Modric (411), Camavinga (252) and a Kroos That only adds up to the 24 he played before the Sheriff. It is true that, in addition to the German, Modric has missed three games due to injury, but also the fact that Valverde is, together with Courtois, Militao and Benzema, the only one who has started in all the games played by Madrid to date. Before him VillarrealHe even played right back, a position that is not strange to him but in which he is far from his best version.
And that happens to launch defense-attack transitions thanks to its stride, a stride that allows him to make a difference in open play situations. Also in aesthetics he is finding good center positions or even shooting from the right, although he handles better in wider spaces.
The truth is that Carlo Ancelotti always find accommodation for the ex of Pearol in his drawings, both in 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1, which seems to be dominating the idea of the Italian technician. Carletto takes to the field the firm commitment of the club to Valverde, which has gone much further than the commitment to the adolescent Fede of 2016. The player completed his training process in the Castile and the Sports before joining the first squad in the summer of 2018. It was already decisive (44 games) in the League won in the 19-20. His projection led Madrid to close the door to a lucrative transfer to the Bayern from Munich, who never hid his interest in hiring him, until tying him up this summer with a long-term contract. A tie at the level of the second most valuable player on the roster, second only to Casemiro, who wants to continue growing in the club Bernabu.