The five, especially Casemiro and Valverde, are a perfect example of the policy that Real Madrid has been drawing for almost a decade now: sign young talent at low cost in the hope of developing it under the huge umbrella of the white club, also taking advantage of the assignments to gain experience. Without going any further, Madrid was asked last summer to sit and talk for Pogba 180 million; twice the amount invested in its five men in the Arab Super Cup. The five together have been cheaper than other midfielders transferred in recent years such as Coutinho (160 million) or Pogba (105).James, the one that remains to enterThere are six midfielders of the Real Madrid squad and Zidane has already managed to take five of them to their best level; only missing James Rodriguez, precisely the only one of them for which a disbursement of galactic category was made (75 million euros to Monaco in 2014). The Colombian did not count, but in the end he stayed and Zidane started using him a lot, but his performance drop and injuries have taken him away from the good moment of the team. Before Sevilla, a game in which Valverde will not play for his expulsion in the Super Cup final, the Colombian has options to enjoy minutes, in the eleven or in the second half. A midfield, formed by Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Kroos and Valverde, which has given not a few joys to Real Madrid at a very low cost; the first three have been present in the four Champions League won since 2014; the German, in the last three; and only the Uruguayan has lost that golden age, but at his age (just 21 years) his thing is not the titles won, but those that are about to rise. The combined cost of the five for Madrid to get its services does not reach 100 million: Isco and Modric cost 30 each, Kroos 25, Casemiro 5.5 and Valverde, only 5. Today, according to Transfermarkt, the value of the quintet amounts to 245 million. It was the Spanish Super Cup of Courtois and its stops in the final; Valverde’s final sacrifice to keep his family alive with that direct red after ‘hunting’ Morata; de Ramos marking the decisive penalty despite an obvious sprain in his right ankle; and 4-5-1 with which Zidane overcame his many casualties (Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Asensio …) to tame the game and end up raising the title. It worked as pearls against Valencia, with less brightness against Atleti but still, giving Madrid security with a ball that is the starting point for everything that may come ahead. In Saudi Arabia, the average of 95.5 million euros earned a place in Zizou’s mind facing the big games of the remainder of the course.