Real Madrid Need To Make €300 Million To Obey FFP Laws
Real Madrid have already spent big this summer, and it could yet continue, but Los Blancos will have to balance the books with €300 million worth of sales for UEFA's Financial Fair Play laws.
Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard are all joining Real Madrid this summer. That group of four signings would be pretty good for anyone and also a big chunk of the budget.
That's unlikely to be the end of it for the 13 time Champions League winners though and they're expected to sign either Paul Pogba or Christian Eriksen in the summer but they can't just focus on their incoming players.
According to AS, Real need to sell big as well as spend big. The Spanish outlet reports that Los Blancos need to make €300 million to comply with UEFA's FFP rules.
It's no surprise with Militao costing €50 million, Jovic another €60 million and Hazard joining for €100 million, from Chelsea, and all without a single player having been sold.
On top of that Real could yet sign one of Christian Eriksen or Paul Pogba, as is expected, as well as Lyon defender Ferland Mendy.
As far as outgoing players are concerned the Bernabeu side have already failed to sell James Rodriguez. The midfielder spent two years on loan at Bayern Munich but won't be staying in Germany.
Gareth Bale's departure from the Spanish capital would be the one most celebrated by Real fans and would potentially have the biggest impact on FFP.
Isco could be available although in the past he has been one of Zidane's favourites. Mateo Kovačić is likely to be sold along with Sergio Reguilón and Dani Ceballos.
In the past Zidane has wanted to keep Keylor Navas but the club bought Thibaut Courtois after the Frenchman left last year so Navas could finally be sold.
The La Liga club were in need of a big overhaul at the end of last season after a really poor campaign, especially by their standards.
Under Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solari and latterly Zidane, the team finished third in the league, 19 points behind rivals Barcelona, and got knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16.
What do you think the Real Madrid starting XI will be next season?