Albeit this summer transfer window started the best way for Real Madrid and is expected to continue like that, there are people who don’t think the club is doing the right moves this offseason and have publicly criticized the team’s transfer policy.
Los Blancos confirmed the signing of standout Luka Jovic earlier this week and are expected to announce the arrival of Eden Hazard in the next days, too, but that doesn’t seem to be good enough for former striker Predrag Mijatovic, who has accused the team’s boss Zinedine Zidane of “signing substitutes”.
Real Madrid are keen to make big changes in their roster this offseason after their awful 2018/19 season with plenty of players expected to leave the club this summer both via transfer or on loan. With Jovic officially announced as Madrid’s new player and Eden Hazard on his way to Santiago Bernabeu, things start to look good for the club, but Mijatovic believes they need to do better if they want to be the successful club that won three straight Champions League again.
He told El Larguero: "We're signing substitutes. I'm not convinced Zidane knows Jovic very well.
"He (Zidane) has a lot of work to do."
He credited Jovic for his performances in Eintracht Frankfurt, though, but he feels they have to wait for him before he starts putting up the same numbers he posted with the German side while stating the club must sign big players since that is a common practice for them.
"I know Jovic very well, he's a goalscorer,” Mijatovic added. "He's young and we'll have to give him a little time to adapt; he's a player who can be very useful, but you can't demand 20 goals from him in his first season.
"Besides from Hazard, we’re signing substitutes. Real Madrid have the obligation to sign great players"
Madrid have also been linked with Lyon defender Ferland Mendy, who can be the next addition to Los Blancos roster in the next days. Perhaps Mijatovic has better names on his list, but so far not a single Madrid fan has criticized the team for their summer plans.