A recent report from Diario AS has offered an update on Real Madrid’s transfer policy. Although the club have been doing extremely well in Europe and in domestic competitions, they remain keen on building a squad for the future.
As part of their plans, the club have identified two long-term targets in the form of Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham. They are considered as excellent options for the club for the immediate present and the future and are seen as priority targets for the next two summer windows.
In the case of Haaland, Real Madrid have a straightforward plan to intervene in 2024, when a release clause worth €200 million will be activated.
Although a figure of €200 million is a fortune, Real Madrid believe the striker can be worth the bill due to his limitless potential. Haaland has already found immense success in the Premier League so far, racking up 17 goals in 11 matches.
The case of Bellingham is a bit more complicated. The youngster does not have a release clause in his contract with Borussia Dortmund, who are determined to keep hold of him.
Even if the Germans are forced to sell him off in the summer of 2023, they are expected to hold out for a fee of €150 million. Real Madrid, though, are not willing to pay more than €100 million for the Englishman.
However, it is believed that the Whites could push for his signing at the end of the season, knowing the player himself could consider an exit from Dortmund.
There is interest from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea in the 19-year-old midfielder, but recent reports indicate that Bellingham desires to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, which will be a major boost for Real Madrid.
As such, the European champions are plotting to sign two of their top targets in two different summer transfer windows.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.