|Prosinecki, Woodgate & Robben|
REAL MADRID is acquiring the attention of the media & fans alike by the amount of players bought who get injured, or worst, already arrive injured, which lowers their productivity & Investment value. There are three famous precedents setting examples in recent Real Madrid history that should have allowed the Club to have learnt the "lesson". Croatian PROSINECKI was a multi-million transfer with "one of the Best Players in the World" tag & spent more time injured then playing - with a massive salary. Worst still was Englishman & defender WOODGATE who played a handful of games & spent seasons injured, as with Dutchman ARJEN ROBBEN playing 2 - 3 games before injuring himself to stay off the field for months, to play a few games & again stay off the field injured for months.
History seems to be again repeating itself. Brazilian KAKA came from Milan after the Spanish Football Club paid 67M€ (& a 10M€ salary /year) & has played a dozen or so matches with long spells injured; did he come injured from Milan? Turkish player ANTILTOP came this season from Bayern Munich & has yet to play a match as he arrived with a back problem that forced him to be operated in July. Lastly, alarm bells at Real Madrid as young Turkish star SAHIN recently bought from Dortmund has another two months of recovery after his knee ( the good one ) fell to injury . He came injured apparently & has nt been able to shake off his "knee problems".
Curious circumstances that leads to curious speculations. What is certain is that the Investments are not returning value, & that for any "profit driven" enterprise cannot be good at all. Said this, the Clubs hasn't given any answers.