It looks like Real Madrid will complete their longed-for rebuild in the following weeks after the great one they had in this summer transfer window. That won’t be the end for them, as reports from Spain indicate Los Blancos are very close to consummate their offseason plans.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real are planning to spend an amount of nearly €400 million this offseason, having already locked up Eden Hazard to lead their project. In addition to the arrival of Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes, the club wants to bring a midfielder in during the summer.
Real Madrid are reported to finish their rebuild by signing one of Paul Pogba or Christian Eriksen in the next weeks. The biggest issue is that they will have to adhere to financial fair play rules in the process.
Manchester United will want between €160 and €180 million for Pogba, which would cause troubles for Real’s goal of meeting FFP requirements. Eriksen, on the other side, would be €80 million cheaper and his arrival means their spendings would stay below the €400-million mark.
The club’s boss Zinedine Zidane is a fan of Pogba and has stated his desire of landing the World Cup winner, but it remains unclear what the team is going to do and if they will stretch to the extra £71 million for the United man.
AS have made it clear that this entire rebuild will be focused around Hazard, their brand new addition, with the suggestion that this is the third phase of Real’s Galactico project.