Real Madrid have set their January 2021 transfer policy

Real Madrid, Florentino Perez (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid have been linked to Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, but what is their transfer policy for the upcoming winter?

It’s rare for Real Madrid to make sudden moves in the January transfer window. Last season, they made one signing, but it was an inexpensive signing for the future, as they nabbed Reinier Jesus from Flamengo for 30 million euros.

This winter, Real are in an even more difficult situation financially. They did not make a single signing this summer due to the financial crisis caused by COVID-19. Technically, Real could have signed someone, but there was nobody they could justifiably spend on.

Real Madrid have eyes on 2021’s summer window. Kylian Mbappe is the dream target they are saving up for, and Eduardo Camavinga is right behind him. Erling Haaland, Houssem Aouar, Jules Kounde, and Dayot Upamecano are other young stars on Zinedine Zidane’s radar.

So we can expect a similar policy this winter from Real. Florentino Perez must be calculated if he wants to transform this team and give Zidane the Galacticos he needs for more runs at Champions League titles.

Real Madrid have not planned for winter signings in their transfer budget

According to MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz, Real Madrid have not budgeted any signings this winter, so they are not considering making any moves in the winter.

He reported this specifically with regards to Bayern Munich star David Alaba, who will be looking for another team. Alaba would be a free agent, and he’s been linked to both Real Madrid and bitter rivals Barcelona. But he’s not coming in the winter. Alaba is a very good player who could fit Real, but his salary and age don’t make him a priority for the “Revolution”.

In general, it seems as if Real Madrid will stand pat in the winter transfer window. I could only see a deviation from this strategy if two things happen, and both of these things would have to happen. Firstly, a serious injury would have to occur that would jeopardize Real’s chances of winning the league. And secondly, Real would need to have a cheap but sufficiently capable alternative lined up.

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Otherwise, no transfers is the best way to go. Real must stay the course, as tough as it is, if they want to truly change their organization in the summer 2021 transfer window.