There will be no new recruits at Madrid this year, with the exception of players, Martin Odegaard, Andriy Lunin, Borja Mayoral and Alvaro Odriozola returning from loan spells. One of the major reasons for not purchasing new players this year is the economic crisis brought on by the Coronavirus.
To help deal with the loss of income Madrid players accepted a 10% cut in pay (freeing up €54 million) and also rejected bonuses for winning the league title. It would be a bad look for the club to splash out cash on new players after cutting pay to the current squad. The club has freed some major salary expenses with the departures of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez and the club has also brought in 100 million Euros with the sales of Achraf Hakami, Sergio Reguilón and Oscar Rodriguez.
With the current pandemic Madrid could use some more cash on hand. Lucas Vazquez and Mariano are currently for sale. Reiner and Brahim are expected to go out on loan.
The 21 year old striker at PSG is still the top player on Madrid’s radar. Madrid has been waiting patiently for Kylian’s contract to run its course so as to not damage relations with the Parisian club. Mbappe has already decided not to renew his contract that currently ends in 2022 so he could be signing for a new club as early as next year.
While Mbappe has been rumored to be a big admirer of Real Madrid there are many clubs after him, though only a few have the financial muscle to bring him in. One of those clubs is Liverpool. Rumors have it that Klopp is working hard in the background, in almost daily contact with the father and agent, to lure the French striker in. They might even consider selling Salah to make it happen.
Other rumors point to Mbappe already having made his decision to come to Madrid. With the fellow Frenchman, Zinedine Zidane, at the helm of the Spanish giants it should make the decision to sign that much easier. A price tag of roughly 180 million Euros has been put on the youngster, an amount Florentino Perez will happily pay next summer. This would be another reason Madrid decided only to sell and not purchase any players this year.
There are no exact figures on Real Madrid’s revenue for the upcoming season. Make your bets on the upcoming season at powerplay.com. The only money they can count on is broadcast revenue. The estimated €162 million in ticket seats and memberships will be lost as well as €109 million for international frendlies. The €371 million from marketing sales may also be greatly affected in the current environment. Another €25 million will be lost without stadium tours and returning money to season ticket holders.