Florentino Pérez has been re-elected president of Real Madrid for a 6th term, announced the Madrid club on the night of Monday to Tuesday, and will be at the head of the “White House” until 2025. “Only one candidacy has been validated by the electoral committee and by virtue of article 40, paragraph E, point 2 of the statutes in force of the club, D. Florentino Pérez Rodriguez is proclaimed president ”, announced Real Madrid in a press release released on Monday night in Tuesday.
The Madrid club's electoral committee met on Tuesday at 12:01 am, after letting Monday pass, the deadline for submitting his candidacy for the presidency of Real.
Alone in the race, the list led by Florentino Pérez was automatically elected and the meeting ended at 12:15 am, the club's statement said.
This is the 4th consecutive term for Pérez, his 6th overall.
Mbappé or Haaland at the head of the gondola?
The major challenges of this new mandate of Florentino Pérez will be the finalization of the renovation works of the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium, the delivery of which is scheduled for spring 2022. But also the management of the finances of the club after the pandemic and the recruitment of Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland, the two prodigies targeted by Real Madrid, orphan of his superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus Turin in 2018. Seeing the French crack or the Norwegian nugget land this summer in the Spanish capital is however far from being won.
PSG is currently maneuvering to extend Mbappé whose contract expires in 2022 with a nice salary increase.
And Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has indicated that his club are not selling on Haaland even though the latter's father and agent Mino Raiola have recently visited Madrid (and Barcelona).
The financial crisis linked to Covid-19 has also severely strained the accounts of Real Madrid, deprived of ticket revenue for more than a year.
Will Pérez still break the bank this summer as he had been able to do with Zidane twenty years ago (77 million euros, biggest transfer in history at the time)?
Nothing is less sure.
Pérez also has to deal with hot internal issues.
That of the future of Zinédine Zidane, whose contract expires in 2022 and who has felt the wind on several occasions this season before raising the bar.
And the renewal or not of the contract of its captain Sergio Ramos, free in June.
Two historical personalities of the club to which the members are necessarily attached.
Bernabeu record in the sights
Patron of ACS, one of the main construction and construction groups in the world, Florentino Perez (74 years old) became president again in 2009 after a first stint at the head of Real des “Galactiques” between 2000 and 2006. He then went on to was re-elected to his post in 2013, then in June 2017, without any candidate appearing before him.
In total, Pérez has already spent nearly 18 years at the head of the merengue club.
Under his presidency, Real won 26 titles including five Champions League (2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).
It is six less than under the leadership of the legendary Santiago Bernabeu (1943-1978) which had led the Madrilenians to six successes in C1 (1956, 57, 58, 59, 60, 66).
A record that Pérez, 74, certainly wants to beat before hanging up.
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