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Real Madrid have a €425 million budget for new signings – report

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Thursday’s edition of Diario AS tabloid has made a sensational claim on Real Madrid’s transfer market plans, suggesting that the reigning European champions have a budget of around €425 million for new signings.

The report comes just a few days after reports broke out over Kylian Mbappe’s desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain. The attacker is unhappy with the PSG board and wants to quit the club in the upcoming January transfer window.

Although PSG have no intention of offloading their star forward, the French outfit could be forced to sanction an exit if the player continues to hold out for a move away from Parc des Princes.

Real Madrid are the favourites to sign the Frenchman, valued at around €300-350 million. Such a figure would see him barely fit into the club’s budget if the report from Diario AS is to be believed.

While the links to Mbappe are growing, Erling Haaland is also said to be on the club’s agenda. He has a €200 million release clause in his Manchester City which can be triggered in 2024, something that will be well within the range of the Merengues with the €425 million budget.

Real Madrid’s increased budget comes in the midst of the club’s immense success under Carlo Ancelotti. The Whites notably secured the double last season and have started the new season exceptionally well. They are also one of the favourites to retain the Champions League title.

On the flip side, Real Madrid’s budget is unlikely to be solely reliant on the club’s sporting success. In fact, Los Blancos are expected to undergo a busy 2023 summer transfer window, with the club in contention to offload some of the star players, including Eden Hazard.

Their sales could help the club generate significant revenue. But whether or not that would be enough for the club to sign someone like Mbappe remains to be seen.

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  1. Mokgothu Leboko

    October 14, 2022 at 12:18 am

    At this stage Real Madrid does not have to waste their efforts of looking for a player like Mbappe,they rather look somewhere for a player who may bring peace and harmony as well as delivery to team.

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Copa America 2024: Rating ever Real Madrid player’s performance at the tournament

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Real Madrid had as many as five players representing them at the Copa America 2024 in the USA, with four of them being in the Brazil national team while another playing for Uruguay.

While Dani Carvajal enjoyed success with his national team at the Euro 2024, the story was much different for his Real Madrid teammates at the Copa America.

Indeed, it was a tournament to forget for the Brazilian contingent of Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, and Endrick as they failed to go past the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Federico Valverde’s Uruguay finished with the bronze medal in the tournament seeing off Canada in the third-place playoffs via penalties after failing to defeat Colombia in the semi-finals.

Here’s how the five Real Madrid stars fared for their respective nations at the Copa America in the USA.

Brazil

Vinicius Jr.: 6/10

After enjoying an excellent season with Real Madrid, Vinicius was handed the responsibility of leading Brazil at the Copa America, especially with Neymar unavailable.

Kicking off with a dull showing against Costa Rica but showed up against Paraguay, scoring a fine brace to help his team to their only win of the tournament. A booking in the game against Colombia meant he sat out of the quarterfinal loss to Uruguay due to suspension.

Rodrygo: 5/10

An underwhelming showing from the Real Madrid forward who was handed the No. 10 shirt for the Copa America. Deployed as a centre-forward for most of his appearances at the tournament, Rodrygo hardly appeared like a threat in attack.

Rodrygo and Endrick failed to impress. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Eder Militao: 5/10

It was a mixed bag for Eder Militao at the Copa America as there were some indications of him returning to his best while he was also caught out at times and his passing from the back was sloppy. Guilty of missing his penalty in the shootout loss to Uruguay in the quarterfinal.

Endrick: 4/10

Bestowed the No. 9 shirt at the biggest tournament of his career so far at the age of just 17, Endrick failed to step up for Brazil.

A late substitute in each of the three group games, Endrick started in the quarterfinal against Uruguay in Vinicius’ absence but looked overawed by the occasion and failed to make any sort of impact.

Uruguay

Federico Valverde: 7/10

Federico Valverde stepped up for Uruguay. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

One of the stars of the show for Uruguay in their third-place run at the Copa America, Valverde was a consistent performer in midfield for La Celeste, putting in all-round solid displays while also catching the eye with his set-piece delivery.

The Real Madrid midfielder even scored a goal in the group game against Bolivia and dispatched his penalty in the shootout win against Canada in the third-place playoff.

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