Real Madrid Transfers: The 4 biggest priorities in 2021

Florentino Perez of Real Madrid (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
Florentino Perez of Real Madrid (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images) /

What are Real Madrid’s biggest transfer priorities in the year 2021?

Real Madrid are still in the thick of the title race, having defeated first-place Atletico Madrid 2-0 in their most recent meeting. They are also very much alive in the Champions League after defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 to ensure entry into the Round of 16, where they will like their chances against Atalanta.

But Los Blancos must make some more additions in 2021 in order to ensure long-term success. Here are their four biggest priorities.

1. Extending Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid have already agreed to an extension to one superstar player in Luka Modric, but they still need to agree to an extension to another key player in team captain Sergio Ramos.

Sure, David Alaba could be an alternative to Ramos on paper, but in reality, there is no alternative to re-signing Ramos. The legendary No. 4 is the spirit of the team, and we have seen how much of a lift he gives to this club in title races and the Champions League.

There are important tasks for Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane in 2021, specifically in the summer transfer window itself, but re-signing Ramos to a two-year extension beforehand is a must. He may be nearing the age of 35, but he is still one of the world’s best center backs. And we shall never forget this fact either: he was Real Madrid’s second-leading goal-scorer last season.