Florentino Perez’s masterclass this summer transfer market has given Real Madrid the comfort to splurge next season
Real Madrid has not made a signing this summer transfer window as the club has focused solely on raising funds through player sales. The 2019/20 La Liga champions started their league campaign on a bitter note after a goal less draw at the Anoeta Stadium against Real Sociedad. Zinedine Zidane’s squad has been massively downsized with the departures of Gareth Bale, Brahim Diaz, and James Rodriguez from last season’s championship winning squad.
Real will be hoping to retain their status as champions of Spain this season as well while also focusing on the Champions League. Meanwhile, Florentino Perez has set his priority to sign Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga in the summer of 2021, according to reports.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has reportedly asked the club to let him leave next season. Mbappe is on contract with PSG until the summer of 2022, however, after his recent transfer request, the Parisians will have no other option but to cash in on the prodigy next year rather than lose him on a potential free transfer.
The Kylian Mbappe operation will most likely cost Real 150-180 million euros without bonuses. COVID-19 has vastly drained the financial resources of several clubs, however, the sales that Los Blancos has made this season have seen them generate a figure close to 100 million euros that will greatly assist them in the quest to sign the French foward.
Eduardo Camavinga has also been a prime target at the Santiago Bernabeu. The French midfielder is considered to be the ideal replacement by Zinedine Zidane and several pundits. Camavinga is on contract with Rennes until 2022, the player has hinted that he wants a move to Real next summer and Los Blancos could possibly land the teenage sensation for just 40 million euros.
The 100 million euros generated this season through player sales plus a possible successful campaign this season in Spain and Europe could see Real generate a sufficient amount of funds to pull off both these transfer operations. While many still believe that the club should not have sold so many players this summer, Florentino Perez has his mind fixated on signing two of the best young players to build a sustainable future.