The injuries, especially in the centre-back department, have hurt Real Madrid in the ongoing season. Despite that, the Merengues opted not to sign reinforcements in the position, be it in the summer or in the winter windows.
And, Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA is reporting that Real Madrid do not regret not signing a new central defender despite being offered several players during both the transfer windows.
Sticking to their guns
The report states that Real Madrid have been confident in their sporting strategy for some time now and no one at Valdebebas has the slightest doubt about the decision taken regarding the defensive department.
The Merengues believe that adding a centre-back either in the final days of the summer or the winter transfer windows would not have raised the level of the squad.
Instead, Real Madrid believe that the decision and the gesture has raised the competitive level of the rest of the squad, who have stepped up brilliantly in difficult situations this season.
Many options were there
The report further claims that after David Alaba’s injury towards the end of 2023, a multitude of offers arrived for the club to sign a new centre-back to replace the Austrian.
However, none of the options offered fitted in with the strategy of incorporating young talent with a future, so the door was closed and the club decided to place their trust in the response of the squad.
Furthermore, the decisive moment of the season is approaching and it seems that Carlo Ancelotti will soon be able to count on Eder Militao, who is closing in on a return.
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.