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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez expects no signings this summer

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 20: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez attends a press conference to announce the departure of head coach Jose Mourinho at the end of the season, at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 20, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid has always been the team that broke transfer records year after year. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the collapse of the European Super League. It appears that there will be no incoming transfers for Real Madrid this summer.

According to reports. Club President Florentino Perez has already informed the board of directors that “no signings are expected this summer.” This is bad news for their new manager, Carlo Ancelotti. In June, the Italian returned to Madrid to replace Zinedine Zidane, who guided Real to two semi-finals and a second-place league finish last season.

In 2020/21, Madrid finished trophy-less for the first time since the 2009/10 season. The team reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and finished just two points behind La Liga winners, Atletico Madrid. This was seen as a disappointing season. But in reality, it was a massive over-achievement for manager Zinedine Zidane. With key players like Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos & Dani Carvajal missing large parts of the season.

What lies ahead for Carlo Ancelotti & Real Madrid

Real signed David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich. While Dani Ceballos, Martin Odegaard & Gareth Bale will all returning to the club after loan deals last season. So there will be some additions to the squad from last season. The lack of incomings won’t stop the club from allowing players to depart, however. Real have already let club captain Sergio Ramos leave on a free transfer and are currently negotiating a deal to sell center back Raphael Varane.

Karim Benzema scored 23 more goals than any other player at the club last season. This was a key reason why the team failed to win a trophy for the first time in 10 seasons.

The pressure will be on Ancelotti to get more from Real’s youngsters. At the same time, hoping that Martin Odegaard & Gareth Bale can provide for the team after successful loan spells last term to take some of the pressure off star man Karim Benzema.

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  1. […] player has been linked with Real Madrid in the past year, but their current financial struggles will likely prevent them from any major signings this summer. At the same time, Barcelona has only been able to sign out of contract players so far this summer. […]

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