Spanish pundit Josep Pedrerol has warned Real Madrid about the implications of a bloated squad.
Florentino Perez has sanctioned plenty of outgoings in the past two transfer windows including the current one.
But Real still need to get rid of deadweights like Isco, Mariano Diaz, Alvaro Odriozola and plenty more before they can make additions. One player Los Blancos are aiming to sign is Kylian Mbappe and his signature is bound to cost a lot.
“Real Madrid tell me that we are creating a false sense of optimism that worries the club,” Pedrerol said on El Chiringuito. “At Madrid, they have to sell to survive. They have asked the players for a 10 percent wage cut, but they tell me that this cut could be as much as 25 percent. One or two players will have to be sold.
“Real Madrid’s objective now is to lower the players’ wages. We’ll see what happens in the end. To reach the 150 million [euros] that Mbappe could cost in the summer is impossible given the club’s economic situation.”
Real are 7 points behind Atletico Madrid in their title defence and Zidane is finding it difficult to hit consistent form without any new additions. There seems to be a massive drop in talent which he can’t paper over.
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