Jeffery Taylor will not continue at Real Madrid. What was taken for granted is now official. The white club has made it official this Saturday that the Swedish forward, who was ending his contract, will not be renewed. He goes like this second foreign player who has played the most games with the white team. Altogether 463. just beats him Jaycee Carrollwho curiously also recently said goodbye to the entity.
The Swedish forward of 2.01 meters and 33 years old arrived at Madrid in 2015. An injury caused him to miss the first games. When he debuted he lacked rhythm. It was also difficult for him to adapt to the European game: starting steps, lost balls by stepping on the sideline in the corners… Few would have thought then or even at the end of his first season in white that he would end up having such a long and brilliant career in the club. “When I came I didn’t think I was going to be here for so long or win so many things. It’s an honor for me to go out every game with the Madrid shirt”declared to MARK in 2020.
In their seven seasonsTaylor has won 13 titles: one Euroleague, one Intercontinental Cup, four Endesa Leagues, three Copas del Rey and four Spanish Super Cups. A sensational record won from the background, sacrificing his personal brilliance for the darkness of defense. A job not always recognized although almost always he had to dance with the ugliest, defending the best outside player of the rival team.
Thus, from silence and effort, he earned the confidence of Pablo Laso, who made him one of his Praetorians. A few summers ago, Taylor was about to leave Madrid and it was the coach who pressed for him to stay. Now, the coach is left without a fetish player. It will be difficult to find someone with your spirit of sacrifice and who will do your dirty work.