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Real Madrid rule out big-money summer signings

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
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Real Madrid will refrain from spending lavishly this summer due to the recent financial crisis, informs Florentino Perez.

Real Madrid clinched the 2019/20 La Liga title, their 34th Spanish top-flight crown, under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane.

Other than aiming for this season’s Champions League, the challenge now for Zinedine Zidane is to keep this already highly-successful set of players hungry and motivated for next season, and beyond.

A solid approach that Real Madrid have applied in the recent past to ensure that competitiveness prevails in the team is by shedding out big sums to land the finest talents on the planet every now and then.

This ‘Galacticos’ approach saw the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Ricardo Kaka, David Beckham, and many more, arrive at Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane himself was one of the Galacticos signing.

With the core of the team now approaching the twilight of their careers, a new wave of the Galacticos era is expected.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba are some of the high-profile names rumored to be on Los Blancos’ wishlist.

However, president Florentino Perez the summer transfer market for the club will not be very exciting, with the COVID-19 outbreak cutting down revenue streams.

Perez told El Transistor: “No [there will be no big signings this summer]. The situation is really bad.

“It’s difficult to ask the players to take a pay cut to help deal with the situation and then make signings like that. That can wait. Madrid will sign the best again when the situation changes.”