Since EURO 2020, all the attention of European football has focused on the summer market, where the stories of the continent’s top blockbusters go. In the UK, MU is about to bring in Jadon Sancho for £ 73 million.
Chelsea put their sights on the Bundesliga, where the presence of the top striker duo in the world is Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski. In Spain, Barca, despite being in financial turmoil, also took advantage of 3 quality zero-dong contracts: Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay. But on the other side of the capital, Real Madrid showed absolute silence.
All the information surrounding the summer of the Bernabeu team was just a press conference to say goodbye to captain Sergio Ramos, who later moved to PSG with a free contract. After that, it was also an explosion in the press, but not all super blockbusters landed. President Florentino Perez exposed past conversations that are said to be not very good because of criticizing the entire legend of the White Vulture.
Varane refused to renew and left Real to move to MU
In that roundabout, the Bernabeu team continued to lose Raphael Varane to MU for £ 37 million for a 1-year contract. Thus, only in the summer of 2021, Los Blancos lost the pair of central defenders that helped them dominate in La Liga and the Champions League for the past decade. In the end, Real and president Perez announced their victory in the Super League lawsuit, turning the Spanish Royal team into a black chess piece in the eyes of UEFA and European football managers.
Not a single rookie news, the loss of two central defenders and the instability of the team’s personnel. The names that were supposed to be kept like Varane, Ramos left, the names that had to leave like Bale, Luka Jovic insisted on staying. This disobedience prompted the Spanish newspaper Marca to liken it to “traffic jams” in a front-page article in late July.
So what’s really going on with Real at this year’s summer market? Will the new captain Carlo Ancelotti in the second term have enough troops without buying more? Or is it a guise of president Perez when shopping. Maybe it’s because the financial situation is not so bright of the White Vulture?
Does Carlo Ancelotti really need a rookie?
The answer is definitely yes if you look at the current Real squad. The new Bernabeu team has only one rookie, David Alaba from Bayern Munich in the form of CNTD. In return, they lost the central defender duo Varane and Sergio Ramos. Thus, the names for Real’s central defender position next season will be David Alaba, Eder Militao, Nacho, Jesus Vallejo. Except for Alaba who has proven to be class, the remaining names are difficult to confirm that can bring peace of mind.
At full-back, Dani Carvajal has recovered from injury but the backup plan for the Spaniard is Lucas Vazquez, a winger. Last season, when both of these names were injured, Zinedine Zidane had a headache in finding a replacement.
Benzema alone is not enough for Carlo Ancelotti
The famous midfield of Los Blancos even though there is still a trio of Casemiro – Luka Modric – Toni Kroos. But Modric is 36 years old this year and it is difficult for this player to plow through next season. Martin Odegaard or Dani Ceballos, even though they have returned to Real, are still confused about leaving to look for opportunities to play.
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It is true that there are many names both established and potential, but only Benzema is enough to create trust. The rest Eden Hazard struggled to find himself, Vinicius or Rodrygo, although talented but still needed time, and Gareth Bale was ready to sit on the bench to enjoy another year of huge salary.
It is clear that Carlo Ancelotti’s Real is in need of additional personnel equally in all three routes, but the sudden silence of the Bernabeu team at this time is really a big question mark.
The trick of president Perez?
Before that, the Spanish press did not mention that Real and president Perez personally rated Kylian Mbappe as the number 1 name of the new Galasticos galaxy. But after a series of rumors attached to the French player and the tough side from the PSG host team, Real began to stop this incident.
A source close to this team in Spain has revealed to the media that president Perez has ordered a halt to negotiations with PSG. Instead, the Real boss has successfully persuaded Mbappe on personal terms and wants the 2018 World Cup winner to stay at PSG for a season.
President Perez wants Mbappe next summer?
In the summer of 2022, Real will officially bring Mbappe to the Bernabeu without any fees because the player’s contract with PSG is only valid until June next year. An enticing salary and the promise of making this player the world No. 1 with the Golden Ball title will certainly be attractive. A move is considered the old fox of this powerful president.
Not only that, Real’s silence on the transfer market also captures many of the reasons surrounding the Super League story. Accordingly, this president declared war on UEFA over the breakaway plan called the Super League. Therefore, more or less the implications around this issue are still making the Spanish press very skeptical.
Tight spending policy?
Real’s most recent financial report announced that this team suffered a loss of 300 million euros because of Covid-19. Real Madrid also announced that, as of June 30, 2021, the balance in the club’s account that the treasury recorded was 122.1 million euros, lower than 125.3 million euros compared to the same period last year. . In addition, spending nearly 300 million euros to renovate the Bernabeu stadium also made the team’s money fund quite a deficit.
Although it was more or less recovered after the sale of Raphael Varane, it was nothing compared to the huge expenses of the white half of Madrid. Moreover, the return of stars like Odegaard, Luka Jovic and especially Gareth Bale after the loan period also caused the team’s salary fund to swell.
Real wants to tighten spending because of the consequences of Covid-19?
The Spanish press did not hesitate to point out the problem that made Real dare not boldly enter the transfer market because the financial situation was not good. And this is also the reason why president Perez is determined to pursue the Super League, where the super league can take them out of dependence and the distribution is said to be unfair to the European Football Confederation.
After all, the fact that Real Madrid only sells without buying is making experts very curious. And no matter what the reason, the quietness of the Bernabeu team is really something different from a violent Real Madrid like before. So how will the appearance of Real’s home version for 2 years in a row be a much-awaited question when the new season kicks off.