Shopaholics on recovery: Real will not buy a single player this window

7.9.2020.  
Shopaholics on recovery: Real will not buy a single player this window

Usually, teams wait for sales of their unwanted players in order to turn that money and boost their ranks. Real Madrid is now waiting for a vaccine for Covid-19. That's right, the biggest shopaholics in Europe, the club twice called Galacticos because of its tendency to buy stars, will not make a single purchase this transfer window.


Club's president Florentino Perez, the man who was behind the transfers of Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard amongst others, will not put his hands in the wallet this summer.


Perez did change his modus operandi in the past couple of years by focusing on young players, mostly from Brazil, and imploying them for less than what the clubs would ask for formed stars. Hazard being the exception. Although the title-winning season in which the Belgian played virtually no part might further reinforce this strategy.


But the president is scared of the economic situation as the stadiums are still closed down and the 81,044 people strong capacity of Santiago Bernabeu is a massive income source. Completely dried up by the virus.


While Real will not purchase players, Zinedine Zidane won't be without reinforcements and fresh faces on the training ground. Seeing how Martin Odegaard, Alvaro Odriazola, and Andriy Lunin all returned from loans to bolster the numbers of Los Blancos. Still possibly the biggest talent teenage sensation ever - Odegaard (now 21), saw his two-year loan to Real Sociedad cut in half.


To make matters even more hopeful, Eden Hazard barely played last season due to injuries. If he returns to his Chelsea days level, Real will have the biggest reinforcement out of all the clubs. Luka Jovic could also be viewed as a new signing as the Serbian spent only 420 minutes on the pitch in La Liga, 13 of his 17 appearances coming as a substitute.


InsideSport has it from strong sources that this was Zidane's plan for the young striker from the point he signed the deal. That he was always going to have a transitional debut season.


On the other hand, Real is trying to offload Gareth Bale and his massive €17,000,000 per year salary. While the club already sold Achraf Hakimi for €40,000,000 and loaning out and selling numerous other players. With all that influx of cash and no spending, Real might dominate next summer's market as strongly as Chelsea did this.



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