The merengue club is still forgetting its summer traditions in 2021.
Real Madrid will spend pre-season training at Valdebebas again, rather than on a pre-season tour.
The pre-season tours of Asia and North America were once a key part of Real Madrid’s schedule, reaching new fans and sources of income around the world. However, the coronavirus pandemic has made this impossible. Therefore, as in 2020, Real Madrid’s pre-season will take place at their training ground.
Additionally, the crowded summer schedule means a reduced pre-season, with the European Championship, Copa America and Olympic Games all taking place during the summer and the latter ending on August 7, the week before the start. of the new season of LaLiga Santander. .
The end of last season saw Real Madrid face a similar problem. After leaving the Champions League on August 7 at the hands of Manchester City, Zinedine Zidane has decided on an August 31 return date for the players, ahead of a three-week preseason.
On their return, two friendlies were staged against Rayo Vallecano and Getafe, although only the latter was played, before the start of the season on September 20.
In the transfer window, Real Madrid are set to change their approach to spending this summer as they seek to sell and not loan players who will not be part of the first team.
The reason behind this is that Los Blancos want to generate as much money as possible in order to fund signings.
Florentino Perez is believed to be looking at Kylian Mbappé as his number one target this summer, but the Paris Saint-Germain forward won’t come on the cheap, despite having only a year left on his contract.
This change in planning means a number of players currently on loan from Real Madrid could make permanent starts in the coming window.