For the past few years, the all-conquering Spanish national team has been largely composed of players from Barcelona, ably assisted by their La Liga rivals from Real Madrid, and a few stars from elsewhere.
But if Los Blancos succeed in signing their reported transfer target, Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad, they will house the players who represent Spain’s footballing future.
That is the opinion of La Furia Roja coach, Vicente Del Bosque, who says Real have already secured the services of Spain’s future heartbeat- Isco.
"We have a lot of hope pinned to Isco, he is the future of the national team," Del Bosque told Radio Nacional de Espana.
"Illarramendi is the complete midfielder. He has the personality to play for any team in the world," he added.
Meanwhile, Del Bosque has sprung to the defence of two senior Real Madrid players, who were heavily criticised by the Spanish media, in the wake of the national team’s devastating 3-0 defeat by Brazil in the Confederations Cup final.
In that game, Los Blancos skipper, Iker Casillas, failed to preserve his team’s defensive dignity, while full-back Alvaro Arbeloa was left chasing Brazilian shadows.
But Del Bosque does not agree that the displays of those two players proved that world champions Spain are washed up, ahead of the defence of their World Cup title in Brazil next year,
"Alvaro played very well throughout the tournament," he said.
"It's as if we are always looking for the weak link and we are all guilty of that. Casillas was magnificent.
"We played good football at times but the final wiped away everything we did up until then. We now have another year to try to make sure we have a good World Cup - if we qualify."