It’s only January, but already Real Madrid are out of the Copa del Rey and 19 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga, suggesting there’s a need to strengthen in the transfer market.
While Zinedine Zidane is reluctant to sign this January, Real Madrid have around 300 million euros to spend in the summer.
The fact that they’ve not made a Galactico signing in the past few years means they have saved up a significant transfer kitty, with the last major signing being that of James Rodriguez for 80m euros in 2014.
The sales of players like Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil and Alvaro Morata have also brought in funds.
Furthermore, Real Madrid don’t have a salary problem like some other superclubs.
In general, Real Madrid are very healthy financially, and finished last year with a surplus of 178m euros, according to figures which they made public.
Increased income from sponsorship, along with the significant prize money of the last few seasons, put the capital city club in a privileged position, able to aggressively attack next summer’s transfer market.