Real Madrid have spent tons of cash on new players.
Now they have to sell some to balance books.
Real Madrid need to complete player sales worth €200 million before the end of the ongoing 2019-20 season, in order to balance their books as per FIFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. It the Spanish news agency Marca that reported that the Madrid giants have spent too much money on signing new players, especially over the last few seasons in their bid to overthrow arch-rivals Barcelona from the top of the La Liga table.
For instance, Los Blancos spent €298 million in the 2019 summer transfer window alone, as they signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea for €100 million, Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for €60 million, Eder Militao from Porto for €50 million, Ferland Mendy from Lyon for €48 million and Rodrygo Goes from Santos for €40 million.
However, they were unable to make money back through the sales of Mateo Kovacic and Keylor Navas among others. As a result, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is fine with the club attempting to sell James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz during the upcoming January transfer window.
Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked with Bale, while Arsenal and the United are said to be keen on signing James Rodriguez. While, Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz have reportedly been on the AC Milan radar in Italy.