Florentino Perez has opened up on the Real Madrid transfer plans which don’t look great for the Whites but may benefit some Premier League clubs.
Real Madrid wrapped up their 34th La Liga championship on Thursday evening. The title means that the Merengues will definitely receive a huge bonus sum for the organising committee for their achievements. However, Florentino Perez said that there will be no big signings which comes as a terrific statement for three Premier League sides, as per Mirror.
It’s difficult to ask the players to take a pay cut to help deal with the situation and then make signings like that. That can wait. Madrid will sign the best again when the situation changes.
Arsenal by far have the biggest upper hand in their negotiations with the Whites. The Gunners have been keen on extending their loan for Dani Ceballos and sign him up on a permanent basis. Zinedine Zidane, who hasn’t counted the players in his plans will be ready to let the Spaniard go for a supposed 25 million euros.
Chelsea have been advantaged as well as they were waiting in the wings for Kai Havertz. The Germany international was reportedly waiting for an offer from the Spanish capital but now there will certainly not be one at least until next summer. His option is to stay at Bayer Leverkusen or head to west London, with the latter looking more realistic than not.
Manchester United on the flipside have also been handed a major boost in their quest for Erling Braut-Haaland and Jadon Sancho. The Red Devils are keen on adding to their frontline and have been keen on achieving the signings of the two Dortmund forwards. Real Madrid and their prestige was a hurdle every time, but that’s now been lifted.
Jadon Sancho is reportedly close to signing for the Old Trafford outfit and inches another step towards Manchester after Perez’s latest comments. On the other hand, Haaland was touted for a switch to the Bernabeu after his exceptional season but the Red Devils may ignite their interest in him once more after the Merengues have pulled out.
Kylian Mbappe was also asked to wait by the 73-year-old chief and Liverpool are thought to be wanting him. However, the Paris Saint-Germain forward will most likely stay another year at the Parc des Princes and fulfil his dream of playing for Real Madrid. As it is, he never seemed keen to play at the Anfield and the Reds wouldn’t be breaking the bank either.
While Los Blancos have certainly given daylight to several Premier League clubs after their president’s comments, they are not at a major loss frankly speaking thanks to how well they’ve run things before the coronavirus pandemic. Ceballos’ future was always away from the Bernabeu regardless of the financial outrage and his exit wouldn’t affect the club a bit.
Havertz, who was on Madrid’s radar anyway wasn’t going to be signed in all probability. With the likes of Vinicius Jr., Federico Valverde and Martin Odegaard in their squad, it’s absurd to see why they’d spend 100 million euros on the attacking midfielder. Paying attention to the development of existing players has always been the objective at the Valdebebas.
Erling Haaland would’ve probably been a good addition, but his playing time would’ve been hindered by Karim Benzema at least for the foreseeable future. Moreover, having signed Luka Jovic for 65 million euros just a year ago, it’s imperative that Zidane gives the Serbian time instead of opening the cheque book once again.
Jadon Sancho also would be a very expensive player and given he is a right winger, Kylian Mbappe’s arrival would’ve been put at risk. The England international was never coming to the Bernabeu and take over the likes of Vinicius, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio, to be very realistic and upfront about the mongering.
Finally, Mbappe’s arrival into Madrid is inevitable. With that said, the France international is a player who Liverpool will not afford to spend on in the summer even if they are interested in him. Similar to Perez, the Reds’ owners have also shut the door on lucrative signings meaning that even the Premier League champions will continue with a similar squad.