Real Madrid Transfers: The amount of money Los Blancos want to raise this summer

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid have huge ambitions in the summer 2021 transfer market despite the pandemic and its financial impact on the club. They want to sign someone truly huge, and I wouldn’t put it past the ambitious president Florentino Perez, who is up for reelection no less, to try his damndest to make TWO impossible signings happen. (Keyword is “try”.)

Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are the major priorities for Los Blancos, but either player could cost a minimum of 150 million euros. Even Cristiano Ronaldo would not be an easy signing, given his wages at Juventus are 31 million euros.

In order to make their dreams a reality, Real Madrid are gearing up to make some more big sales this summer. With the likes of Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon making way last year, Los Blancos made about nine figures worth of sales without any signings. So they have a head start on one Galactico. If they can make even more sales, then they can actually make it happen.

According to a report from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin of ABC Deportes (article in Spanish), Real Madrid want to make 165 million euros in sales in the summer 2021 transfer market. Their philosophy is, as it was last summer in preparation of 2021 and in light of the economic crisis, to sell before buying. And they are putting up, per the report, 11 players for sale.

Real Madrid have made several players available for transfer

These players include Luka Jovic, Isco, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Mariano Diaz, Alvaro Odriozola, and Borja Mayoral, who will most likely be bought permanently on loan by Roma due to his excellent performances.

Out of those players, Bale and Isco would clear a lot of wages. Mariano, Ceballos, and Odriozola are obvious sales, with Mariano and Odri standing out as the two worst players on the team, particularly Mariano. He would be as big of a relief to sell as Bale. Marcelo and Jovic would be the toughest to part ways with, but Jovic is the only player on that list who stands to make Real Madrid more than 30 million euros in one swoop.

Even if Real sell all those players this summer, which is not likely given that other clubs around the world have been impacted even more by the pandemic, they still may not get to 165 million euros. However, by cutting ties with the “right” players, such as Bale, they can save so much in wages that the overall difference is greater. There is a belief that, for example, Bale’s wages are standing in the way of Real fielding a much better side in 2021-2022.

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Real Madrid are ready for a busy summer. Hopefully, they can find the right buyers for many of these players, make 100 million more euros, and sign Mbappe or Haaland.