Florentino Pérez has it clear. Signing Mbappé and Camavinga is closely linked to the reopening (with limited capacity) of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Despite the fact that the white club will try to sign the French in the summer of 2021, when they are in their last year of contract, the truth is that they will need that source of income to face both operations. Not only because of what the respective transfers would entail, but also the payroll of each one.
As much as a formidable job has been done in Operation Exit, Real Madrid needs the entrance of the public to the Bernabéu to clean up the accounts. Otherwise, it would be “very difficult” to sign Mbappé and Camavinga when the season ends. It is the reality in which we find ourselves and until things change, we must assume it.
That is why in Concha Espina they hope that the state of the pandemic will evolve favorably and that the Government can thus authorize the entry of limited capacity to the football stadiums. However, as Madrid is at this point in September, it does not seem that it will happen anytime soon. At least in 2020.
It is not the same to sign players with a lower profile than Kylian Mbappé and Eduardo Camavinga. Both will be a very powerful investment. In other circumstances, Real Madrid could have carried out both operations without major problems, but now they must be extra cautious .
At the Bernabéu they slip that it makes no sense to ask footballers for a salary cut if they are going to spend real millions in the market later. It’s reality. Signing Mbappé is Florentino Pérez’s main wish, but not if it compromises the club’s financial stability.
In other countries such as Italy and France, limited capacity is already allowed in stadiums. However, especially in the case of Serie A, the measures of the government have been much more effective than in Spain. The situation in France is similar, although they are still better and that allows for certain freedoms. Madrid has already confined areas in the southern zone and is studying whether to do the same with other districts in the rest of the community.