Real Madrid need a major squad rebuild over the course of the next two or three years, but that must not come at the expense of short-term goals.
Los Blancos have rightly taken the approach of not bending their back against signing players who are over 30 years of age or offer long-term contract renewals to existing members of the squad in that age bracket either. The latest example was that of Sergio Ramos, who despite his legendary status could not influence the club into offering him a two-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Florentino Perez may not be doing a lot of right at the moment, but the way he has prioritized the club over individuals is commendable. However, in order to save his skin from an unforgiving fanbase, he must sign some players who can have an immediate impact on the squad. While that looks unlikely at the moment, the Madrid incumbent would not rule that option out totally as yet.
While Eduardo Camavinga, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe among others have all been linked with a move to the capital of Spain, they are expensive propositions if one considers that the club is in a messy financial situation at the moment. There are low-cost options and other short-term options too, but which three players should the club refrain from signing?