It was no longer a surprise.
And for good reason: as in 2013, then in June 2017, no candidate had presented himself in front of him.
In the early hours of Tuesday, April 13, after fourteen minutes of meeting, Florentino Perez was reelected as President of Real Madrid for a sixth term, his fourth in a row.
At 74, the businessman in public works, who will remain until the next election in 2025, will be able to devote himself to several projects.
The major challenges of this new mandate will be the finalization of the renovation work on the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium, the management of the club's finances after the Covid-19 pandemic, and the recruitment of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland, the two young phenomena targeted by Real Madrid.
The pursuit on the bench of Zinédine Zidane may also depend on it.
On the bench of the White House since March 2019, the 1998 world champion brought home two trophies, the championship and the Spanish Super Cup last year.
His team, which has just won the Clasico against Barcelona, is back in La Liga (2nd one point behind Atletico) and remains on a favorable waiver in the Champions League before going to challenge Liverpool on Wednesday (victory 3- 1 on the way).
Zidane, an asset for a possible arrival of Mbappé
Zidane owes his return to his emblematic president, after a first stint between January 2016 and June 2018. Pérez appreciates his tactician, and counts on him for the near future, despite the many criticisms of his entourage, according to ABC, the Madrid daily.
Nothing therefore stands in the way of confirming her presence on the Merengue bench next year, especially since her contract runs until June 2022. She is also an important asset for a possible arrival of Kylian Mbappé from the next fall.
It is obvious: at only 22 years old, the prodigy of PSG, who finds Bayern Munich this Tuesday, is one of the most coveted players on the planet football.
The Parisian wants, and we understand it, to evolve in a club that can allow him to achieve his personal and collective goals, such as the Ballon d'Or and a multitude of national and European titles.
Kylian Mbappé, he takes his time.
He can stay with the champion of France, who wants to keep him, which would allow him to join Real at the end of his contract in June 2022. He can also leave PSG next June.
Liverpool Manchester City, Barcelona and, of course, Real are ready to break the bank to get him to come.
Hence the influence of Zinédine Zidane who offers more chances to facilitate his arrival ...