During the last 8 years Real Madrid spent €51,2 million to contract players who have been Real Madrid players before!!!
This season only sums up to a staggering €14,5 million for players who have been already with Real Madrid before.
Of course such things do happen everywehre, but Real Madrid is somewhat special in this case. Sometimes we sell players just to buy them back one season later and to load them off one or two seasons afterwards.
Ok, so we sacked the coach who won “La Decima” for and with us and installed a new manager. A manager who has won just 2 minor titles (Chelsea: 2013 Europa League and SSC Napoli: 2014 Italian Cup) in the last 7 years – Rafael Benitez.
A coach who is famous for his sometimes overly defensive approach. I think we can all agree that we only can hope.
One hope is that Real Madrid will further strengthen its squad.
So far Real Madrid has signed Danilo and resigned Casemiro from FC Porto. Both Brazilian internationals will have to fight for a place in the starting XI.
Video: Best of Danilo 2014/15
Video: Best of Casemiro 2014/15
Further 19 years old offensive Marco Asensio joins Los Merengues from RCD Mallorca. Although an outstanding talent we don’t expect to see Asensio very often in a game of the senior team in the 2015/16 season.
Video: Best of Marco Ansensio
Last but not least there is left winger Denis Cheryshev whos loan spell at Villarreal CF is ending. Let’s see if the Russian comes back permanently or will go on loan again. Maybe he will substitute Chicarito Hernandez who will rejoin Manchester United after his loan ended.
Video: Best of Denis Cheryshev
Sami Khedira is said to be on the jump back to Bundesliga or Juventus Torino.
So far so bad – I can’t see how Real Madrid will do better next season with this coach and no outstanding additions to the squad (although Danilo and Casemiro will have some impact for sure).