The last time the Merengue leaders gave up money to bring in a player was on January 20, 2020, when Reinier Jesus landed at the club.
He became the third player of a Brazilian trio, following the arrivals of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes, for a total amount of 120 million euros.
Since then, two transfer windows have followed one another and a third has just opened. But Real Madrid have not spent to strengthen the squad, and they will probably only do so this summer if they are lucky enough to bring Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland to the capital.
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Otherwise, the wait for a signature will continue. The plan for this summer is to try to do like last summer by taking advantage of some of the players at the club.
Then Sergio Reguilon, Achraf Hakimi and Oscar Rodriguez were sold, as was James Rodriguez.
Others – Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Take Kubo, Brahim Diaz, Jesus Vallejo, Borja Mayoral and Reinier – have been loaned out.
In total, Real Madrid earned around € 100million last summer, and the “arrivals” were Martin Odegaard, Andriy Lunin and Alvaro Odriozola, all of whom returned from loans elsewhere.
The only deal Real Madrid made during the winter window was to let Luka Jovic and Odegaard go on loan. Looking ahead to 2021/22, the only “signatures” made available to Carlo Ancelotti are those that come back from loan. Some of them will go on sale immediately, but if they are not, they will be considered.
Real Madrid have of course signed this summer. David Alaba, however, landed on a free transfer as his contract with Bayern Munich had expired. Therefore, his arrival does not change their recent moves in the transfer market. The club is focusing on savings so that they can fund the signings of Mbappé or Haaland when they become possible.