Three reasons why Real Madrid won’t make winter signings

Reinier Jesus, Real Madrid (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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The transfer market is now officially open, but expect it to be a relatively quiet one for Real Madrid.

It’s no secret that Real Madrid is a club notorious for scouring the best players globally to strengthen their stance on football’s grandest stage.

Los Blancos have had some astonishing transfer windows in their time, with the 2019 summer transfer window being the latest one where Real has splurged the cash to reshuffle their squad.

While Madrid has been relatively quiet in their spending in the transfer market in recent years, they are anticipated to go all out in the transfer market in the summer of 2022, with the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland heavily rumored to be a crucial part of Real Madrid’s future plans.

While the summer of 2022 is still some time away, the winter transfer window is upon us, and we can’t expect much out of Real Madrid over the next month.

Instead, Florentino Pérez takes a much different approach to the winter transfer window, with Real Madrid having very minimal activity when it comes to transfers.

Madridistas shouldn’t get their hopes up when it comes to signings in the winter transfer window, and it’s expected that Los Blancos will be focusing their efforts elsewhere this month.

That said, here are three reasons why Real Madrid won’t likely be making any signings in the winter transfer window.

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The focus is on selling

It’s clear to see that Real Madrid has taken a conservative approach to their spending in the transfer market in recent years.

This lack of spending is mainly because the club is focused more on offloading players off of their books to bolster their squad with superstars such as Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.

Real will indeed be looking to offload many players in the upcoming winter transfer window, with Gareth Bale, Isco, Mariano Díaz, Dani Ceballos, and Marcelo all deemed surplus to requirements at the club.

Florentino Pérez will be keen to get rid of some of these players as they hold a large chunk of the wage bill at Real Madrid and could also provide the club with significant profit from transfer fees.

The winter window will also be a time for Los Blancos to loan out some of their younger talents, such as Miguel Gutiérrez and Antonio Blanco. Both players need game time for their development, and a move elsewhere could do wonders for them and Real Madrid.

Winter transfer windows have been relatively quiet for Real Madrid in the past, and this upcoming one will undoubtedly be no exception. We’ll likely be seeing more players exiting the club rather than new arrivals.