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Real Madrid’s earnings for 2022/23 will rise to €55 million if they win FIFA Club World Cup
The high standards at Real Madrid make anything short of a first-place finish unacceptable. For a club that claims to be the best in the world, losing at any stage is not an option.
With their routine successes, the men in white often steal the big paychecks in every event that they participate. The scenario this season is no different.
According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos have already won a whopping €49 million in prize money this season and stand the chance to take home an additional €6 million if they win the FIFA Club World Cup this weekend. This includes a €5 million reward for the winner and a €1 million token for participation.
A large chunk of Real Madrid’s prize money comes from the Supercopa de Espana this season in which they finished runner-up. Despite not winning the tournament, they took home €7 million in the rich event stages overseas.
Further, their win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup in the first game of the season granted them a fund of €4.5 million.
The rest of the cash inflow has been from the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid were given €15.6 million just for their participation with an additional €2.8 million and €930,000 for wins and draws in the group stage respectively.
The resultant €12.3 million coupled with the reward of €9.6 million for qualification to the next round brings one to the total figure of €49 million for this season from all competition.
Real Madrid play the final of the FIFA Club World Cup against Al Hilal on Saturday in Rabat, Morocco.
Los Blancos, who defeated Al Ahly in the semis, are the clear favourites heading into the clash, but one must bear in mind that the Saudi Arabia-based side overcame the mighty Flamengo in the semi-finals.
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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move
According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.
The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.
It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.
Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu
However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.
On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.
Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.
The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.
So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.