Expensive Real Madrid transfer operating with Liverpool collapses.
Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, will be forced to use existing players like Vinicius Jr. instead of signing expensive Liverpool stars this summer.
Zidane was hoping to make his existing squad more aggressive and fast by signing the superstar who is taking Europe by storm at Liverpool, Sadio Mane.
The French coach is fond of the Senegalese international but the Real Madrid hierarchy have asked him to refrain from dreaming of another expensive signing and to instead focus on developing existing talent such as Vinicius.
Vinicius has enjoyed quite a bit of success since the restart of La Liga. His performance led Los Blancos to victory in the clash against Real Sociedad where the youngster won Zidane’s men a penalty that opened the match after 50 minutes of struggles.
Not only that, but his performance against Barcelona prior to the lockdown can be argued as the best in the entire squad on that occasion.
Despite showing promising performances, Zidane has yet to place his complete faith in the 20-year-old who moved to Santiago Bernabeu back in 2018 for a 45 million euro transfer fee.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many clubs to rely on existing players rather than venturing out to find reinforcements due to financial hardship. Real Madrid must use a similar model where their focus should be to make the best of their youngsters who have displayed immense potential.
Zidane was originally planning to make his XI quicker by acquiring players like Paul Pogba and Sadio Mane. But the pandemic has forced the club to negotiate a salary cut at the end of this season thus hinting that an expensive signing is out of the question for this season.
Mane’s current 150,000 pounds per week salary is also another factor contributing to why Los Vikingos couldn’t possibly afford him at the moment forcing the French boss to make the best of his existing lineup.