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Real Madrid change transfer strategy after Jovic, Hazard failures: Must meet all criteria

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There has been a tangible shift in Real Madrid’s transfer strategy in recent seasons. The club have moved from their usual free-spending spirit into a more conservative mindset, splashing cash only when absolutely required.

Further, there is an element of increased trust in rising talents and scouting new recruits early in their footsteps to stardom.

According to reports from ABC (h/t Madrid Xtra), the sudden change in Real Madrid’s approach is directly linked to the wounds of recent transfer windows.

The moves of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, amongst others, has heavily impacted not only the Merengues financially but also from a sporting perspective. Thus, the Galacticos are clear that they do not want to fall prey to similar transfers in the future.

Now, Real Madrid only believe in signing a player if he meets all the requirements. This includes the financial element, the chance of his success at Santiago Bernabeu, experience and age amongst others.

The benefits of enhanced scouting are conspicuous in the recent summer transfer window. Real Madrid made just two major acquisitions in June — Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni. The former took a while, but seems to have finally found a place in Ancelotti’s setup.

The centre-back has almost become a non-negotiable in the Italian manager’s setup, regularly starting across all competitions.

Meanwhile, Tchouameni has completely negated the void created by Casemiro’s departure and is one of the club’s best signings in recent seasons.

Looking ahead to the summer of 2023, Florentino Perez eyes Jude Bellingham as the marquee signing. Yet, once again, the English midfielder will only be brought in if an agreement can be found at the right price. The failure to tick the economic box will result in the Merengues abandoning the objective.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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