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Real Madrid have earned €118 million from the Champions League this season – report



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Real Madrid’s promising Champions League campaign came to a devastating end, as the reigning European champions suffered a 5-1 aggregate loss at the hands of Manchester City.

The two had drawn 1-1 in the first leg, but Real Madrid were completely outclassed by the English champions at the Etihad, as they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat.

Despite their elimination from the UCL, though, Real Madrid have earned the second-highest revenue from the competition so far this season.

According to Swiss Ramble, the Spanish giants have secured a whopping €118 million from UCL this season, only behind Manchester City, who have earned €127 million. The data put out by the source likely adds revenue earned from TV streaming and stadium as well.

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are third and fourth respectively, gaining a total of €107 million and €104 million. Meanwhile, Inter Milan, despite qualifying for the final, are fifth with a revenue of €100 million.

Real Madrid’s arch-rivals FC Barcelona are 12th with €69 million despite being eliminated from the group stages.

A report from Diario SPORT points out that Real Madrid could have earned even more revenue if they had secured a ticket to the final. As per the report, qualifying for the final itself may have added €15.5 million into the coffers.

If Los Blancos had become champions, they would have earned an additional €4.5 million. Hence, the club’s elimination from the semifinal has led to a loss of around €20 million, which could have been useful in helping the club pursue their top targets this coming summer.

The figures could have been even higher considering the fact that the report had only mentioned the prize money. The club could have earned an additional fortune through ticket sales, streaming and sponsorships.

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Real Madrid eye €3.5 million-rated relegated Premier League striker to reinforce attack



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Following a difficult season with troubles in La Liga and the Champions League preventing Real Madrid from retaining their crowns, Los Blancos move towards a transformative summer, full of innovations.

Real Madrid managed to clear plenty of unwanted figures at the club, with a huge relief on the wage bill. However, with an array of exits, the squad has contracted and thus replacements are being inquired.

Apart from the high-profile departure of Karim Benzema, fringe players have also bid their farewell.

Among those names is Mariano Diaz, who was Madrid’s backup striker prior to his withdrawal. Several names have been put on the table to fill his absence as the club largely aim to address their lack of depth.

According to Arancha Rodriguez (via RM4Arab), Leeds United striker Rodrigo Moreno is one of the names gaining consensus in the Madrid hierarchy. Moreover, Joselu has also been considered as a viable alternative.

The two favourites to replace Mariano have proven to be important figures for their clubs as both strikers maintain a starting role.

Playing for Espanyol, Joselu ended the La Liga campaign as the third top scorer, only behind Benzema and Lewandowski. Considering Espanyol’s relegation, such a feat looks even more impressive. The Spaniard secured 19 goals in all competitions.

On the other hand, Rodrigo Moreno recorded 16 goals last season across all competitions. Similar to Joselu’s case, the Spanish international also suffered relegation with Leeds, in spite of his good numbers.

With both players offering adequate output in struggling sides, Real Madrid’s interest is practical. Moreover, considering both Espanyol and Leeds were relegated, their asking price will undeniably lower, which enables the Merengues to sign one of the two targets at a more convenient rate.

It is claimed that Rodrigo has a release clause worth €3.5 million which Los Blancos would have to trigger to sign him from Leeds United.

It now remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti & co. go after the former Valencia man or move for Joselu instead.

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