As reported earlier today, Real Madrid have identified their top three targets for the summer transfer window.
The Merengues have made Kylian Mbappe of PSG their main target to bolster the attacking unit and add a marquee name to the squad.
Along with the Frenchman, Los Blancos are plotting a raid for Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies, while Lille teenage defender Leny Yoro is the top target for the centre-back slot.
Real Madrid can sign all their targets, says La Liga president
Given the Financial Fair Play rules and regulations in place in La Liga, a lot of clubs, including Barcelona, have found it difficult to operate freely in the transfer market in recent times.
But, La Liga president Javier Tebas foresees no such difficulties when it comes to Real Madrid as he confirmed in a recent interview that Los Blancos are in a position to sign Mbappe, Davies, and even more if the wish to.
“Alphonso Davies and more? I don’t know the costs of the Mbappe deal but in any case, Real have an excellent financial situation. They never did crazy things in recent years,” said Tebas in an interview with Fabrizio Romano.
Mbappe will be a free agent in the summer with his contract at PSG expiring at the end of the season. So, while he would arrive for no transfer fees, his salary and signing bonus demands could take a big chunk out of the club’s finances.
Meanwhile, Davies will be entering the final year of his contract at Bayern Munich and could be signed for a reasonable price for a player of his quality.
At last, Yoro’s valuation has been set at €60 million by Lille, a sum that Real Madrid find exorbitant, more so considering the 18-year-old’s contract expires next year.
So, it remains to be seen if some or all of them end up arriving at Real Madrid come summer.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.