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Real Madrid will offer a maximum of €110 million fixed fee to sign key target

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Real Madrid’s midfield has no dearth of up-and-coming talent. The young yet mature Aurelien Tchouameni anchors the department flawlessly, Federico Valverde adds the X-factor going forward while Eduardo Camavinga can be a potent force on his day.

The addition of Jude Bellingham to the already-stacked department would elevate the team to a whole new level. As ridiculous as it sounds, that move is now closer to completion than ever before.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos will offer a maximum of €110 million as a fixed fee for Bellingham in the summer. However, they will bridge the gap with Borussia Dortmund’s asking price by including add-ons that will be critical.

The English International is quite clearly Real Madrid’s primary transfer target in the summer window as they look to slowly phase out Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Ironically, part of the reason why the player prefers to move to Spain is for the rare chance to share the dressing room with the aforementioned duo.

Liverpool were said to be in close competition with Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the race for the protege. Though the Reds were ahead in the race for a brief period, all roads now seem to lead to Madrid.

The 19-year-old has scored four goals and provided one assist for Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League alone this season and is already one of their captains. Further, he also scored one goal and provided an assist for the Three Lions at the Qatar World Cup.

The days to come will be critical for the Bundesliga player’s future and possible transfer to Real Madrid. With Dortmund’s asking price no longer a country mile away from the European Champions’ budget, an agreement is imminent.

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Revealed: The blueprint behind Real Madrid’s €1 Billion revenue ambition

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As one of football’s biggest and most successful institutions, Real Madrid enjoy serious perks on the economic front. After all, they cater to a worldwide audience and thus see their remunerations come in from across borders.

The arrival of Kylian Mbappe will only serve to further grow Los Blancos’ fanbase, and with a generational squad set to dominate world football for the years to come, Florentino Perez sees a special marketing opportunity.

According to reports from SPORT, Real Madrid have thus set themselves a target to hit €1 billion in revenue and have drawn up a concrete plan for the same.

The player aspect

As a football institution, one of the most significant aspects of remuneration is the team’s direct winnings in terms of prize money. Having won the Champions League last season and with Mbappe coming in, the team is in safe hands.

Moreover, the average age of Real Madrid’s squad is just 27.1 years implies that the team has significant longevity with little change expected in personnel.

The second important aspect that the club hopes to count on is the crowd-pulling factor that such young players exert on the new generation.

Kylian Mbappe will be the face of Real Madrid’s marketing campaign. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid already boast 410.9 million followers on social media and have added 48.4 million just last year. Mbappe, who himself has 132 million followers across Instagram and X, will further amplify that number next season and add to the club’s followers.

It is thus clear that the Frenchman will become the face of the club and the centre for all marketing operations of Real Madrid plan.

The road to €1 billion is thus not complicated, although Perez must be wary that Mbappe is picky with the brands he endorses. Further, the distribution of image rights will be a major factor to finalise.

The new Bernabeu

Having undergone extensive renovation, the New Santiago Bernabeu will take over as the world’s highest-grossing football stadium next season and play a massive role in boosting Real Madrid’s collections. The partnership with Sixth Street and Legends will also be crucial.

Furthermore, the new venue will also serve as a massive economy generator through miscellaneous events. Apart from Taylor Swift, the club also has agreements with Karol G, Aitana, Lola Indigo and La Velada del Ano de Ibai Llanos for exclusive events.

Real Madrid plan to add extra revenue from exclusive events at Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Needless to say, such events will serve significantly to boost the income and near the elusive €1 billion mark.

Cost-cutting

The final, yet critical manoeuvre Perez plans is to cut the costs on the wage front with a salary reduction of €0% already being made in both 2019-20 and 2020-21. That was, in fact, one of the major reasons Real Madrid stayed on their feet in the pandemic.

Player sales is another element where the men in white have worked their plan, getting rid of the older players while their market value was still high and reinvesting the cash into younger talents who can serve for at least the next decade.

The club recorded north of €800 million in income last year and the €1 billion mark is not too far off. Needless to say, the coming year could thus be special for the men in white.

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