Real Madrid are expected to invest big money in the upcoming summer transfer period, after a disappointing 2018-19 campaign.
Real Madrid are playing their worst season in many years. They’ve suffered 10 defeats in La Liga for the first time since 2009, while their Champions League reign came to an end after a rather surprising defeat by AFC Ajax.
President Florentino Perez certainly didn’t like what he saw from his team this season. He is reportedly ready to spend €540m on six players, as Zinedine Zidane is seeking to rebuild the squad in the summer.
The Whites desperately need fresh blood in the team, we agree with that. But the idea of signing more than two football stars in one transfer period is always a big gamble for the clubs.
🚨 Luka Jovic & Eden Hazard
Real Madrid has an agreement with Eintracht regarding the signing of Jovic.
Real Madrid will pay around 60M€. As soon as the season finishes for Eintracht and Chelsea (95M€ for Hazard), Real Madrid will announce both signings. (Hazard & Jovic). pic.twitter.com/xhuzEM9mNQ
— Rafał (@madridreigns) May 3, 2019
Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Neymar, Christian Eriksen, and Kylian Mbappe are among the names linked with a move to Madrid, while Luka Jovic’s €60 million transfer from Eintracht Frankfurt is reportedly a done deal.
Creating another galactico side would probably mean a lot to Perez, but Zinedine Zidane will have the hardest job in the world to keep everyone happy in the team.
The history books prove our theory as well. If you look back through the years, you can see that Florentino Perez’s idea of a galactic Real Madrid side, didn’t really pay off for the club.
They won the Champions League in 2002, but one of the best teams in the history of Real Madrid, which included stars like Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Ronaldo Nazario, Raul, Casillas, Roberto Carlos, and Luis Figo never even got to the semi-finals of the competition.
And the worst times came at the end of the Galacticos era. Los Blancos lost the fear factor in Europe, being knocked out in the Champions League round of 16 for six consecutive years.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set out a €540 million plan this summer to sign his transfer targets:
— 360Sources (@360Sources) May 3, 2019
Perez made another big investment in the summer of 2009 spending more than €200 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso, and Karim Benzema. It also didn’t pay off immediately, as Madrid needed five years and the help of Carlo Ancelotti to finally win the long-awaited La Decima in 2014.
When Zidane entered the club in 2016 he already had a team of experienced players. Almost everyone knew his place in Real Madrid back then, with Cristiano Ronaldo being the leader on and off the pitch.
The French coach used it in the best possible way, winning three successive Champions League crowns with the club. His smartest move probably was the decision to stop buying big stars and sign young and talented footballers who will get their chance and slowly become first team players.
Zizou managed to keep the great atmosphere in the club doing so, guiding Madrid to nine major trophies in his two and a half years in charge.
The fans are excited and want to see those stars in the royal white jersey, but we think Florentino Perez is taking a big gamble, which could turn out bad for Real Madrid at the end of the next season.
Real Madrid are planning to spend over €500m this summer, with Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen, Tanguy Ndombélé and Luka Jović all on their wish list.
(Source: AS) pic.twitter.com/XbL4f0wIvV
— Hala Transfer News (@HalaTransfers) May 3, 2019
And with all due respect to Zinedine Zidane and his authority in football, it is never easy to manage a team with three or four big names coming in the same transfer window.