Significant changes are expected at Real Madrid this summer after a very disappointing 2018/19 football season where they finished third in La Liga and ended up without a trophy.
The changes are beginning to come into fruition though as new boss Zinedine Zidane has overseen the expenditure over €300m in the current transfer window.
Real Madrid announced the capture of Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy on Wednesday in a deal worth €50m to compete with Marcelo for a starting berth in the left-back position.
Mendy is Zidane’s fifth signing, having overseen the arrival of Rodrygo (€54m), Eder Militao (€50m), Luka Jovic (€65m) and Eden Hazard (€100m).
Meanwhile, some players are expected to leave the club after these major acquisitions to avoid any questions over Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
The Los Blancos’ spending spree thus far shouldn’t be a major surprise considering that former manager Fabio Capello had disclosed how buoyant this summer’s club’s transfer kitty was, back in April.
“I was in Barcelona and I was told that this year Real Madrid have €500m to spend,”
“I asked, ‘Are you sure?’
“The answer was yes and that came from someone who knows a lot about Real Madrid.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are reportedly working to sign Kykian Mbappe from PSG. The club regard Mbappe as the next Messi and want assurances that they can land him in the next two years, or possibly this summer if they’re given the chance.
PSG are expected to demand over €200m for the Frenchman and it remains to be seen how Real Madrid respond.