Real Madrid and its leaders know that the current staff needs improving and looking at the club’s accounts, there is about 300 million euros burning a hole in their pocket.
The question is obvious.
Why aren’t they signing anyone?
It is not easy to understand, but it has its explanation.
Los Blancos will only make a disbursement of that amount for Neymar, and those 300 million euros are still destined for the Brazilian, with a UEFA decision in a few days that could bring that transfer closer.
There are two variables to consider.
The first and most important points to the role of UEFA and to the file open on Paris Saint-Germain, for which the numbers are being studied in detail.
Further, there are PSG‘s operations in the 2016/17 season to take into account.
As MARCA have learned, UEFA officials have commissioned two independent audits to assess the sponsorship contracts presented by the French club which are two or three times above what other teams receive.
The payments made by the Qatar bank are also being examined because analysts consulted by MARCA believe that they are part of those undercover sponsorships that are undergoing a thorough examination by those cited auditing companies.
The ruling of the UEFA appeal committee will come in the last days of August.
In parallel, PSG and other teams, especially a Barcelona that exceeds 80 percent in salaries, need to square balances for the 2017/2018 season.
In the coming weeks, the names of the teams investigated will be known, but Real Madrid are not in danger.
PSG believe that everything is in order, but are alert to possible situations that could jeopardise the dream of the State of Qatar which is making history in football with Neymar and Mbappe.
The problem that has also appeared in the horizon has been the change of attitude of the Brazilian.
His confession of wanting to continue one more year in Paris has ruined any approach, but until August 31, everything is possible.
In this scenario, Real haven’t stopped looking for alternatives but none convince them.
The defeat against Atletico will not change the landscape, so Lewandowski, Werner or Rodrigo will not arrive at the prices being quoted.