Three reasons why Real Madrid won’t make winter signings

Reinier Jesus, Real Madrid (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Reinier Jesus, Real Madrid (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Dortmund, Reinier
Dortmund, Reinier (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

The track record isn’t there

In recent history, Real Madrid’s signings in the winter transfer window haven’t exactly lived up to expectations.

A poor track record of recent Real Madrid signings in the winter window will most likely deter Real Madrid from signing anyone at all in the upcoming window.

Take recent signings of Reinier Jesus in 2020 and Brahim Díaz in 2019. Both are players who were signed for the future, and while they have yet to reach a breakthrough in their development, they haven’t offered Real Madrid much, and opportunities have been hard to come by for them.

Reinier has since been out on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he hasn’t done much to impress Madrid, and his future remains uncertain with Los Blancos.

While Brahim has been much more impressive out on loan with AC Milan in comparison to Reinier’s loan move, it appears as if the Italian outfit will likely land the Spaniard once his loan expires as they are very interested in signing him to a permanent deal given how well he has performed for them so far.

Both of their futures look uncertain, but we’ll have to wait and see if they’ll even end up being crucial figures for Los Blancos at all, given the club’s heavy investment in them.

There are players with uncertain futures, such as Reinier and Brahim, and there are players that have been proven winter signing flops for Real Madrid in the past. We would have to roll back the years a little bit further to check them out.

The likes of Thomas Gravesen in 2005, Antonio Cassano in 2006, Julien Faubert and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in 2009, and Lucas Silva in 2015 have all been colossal flops for Real Madrid.

Notably, it hasn’t been all too bad for Real Madrid when it comes to winter signings. Gonzalo Higuaín and Marcelo were both brought in the winter transfer window in 2007 and have been crucial for Real Madrid in their own right.

However, it’s clear to see that the crop of poor signings has outweighed the good ones, and it’s turned out to be more of a gamble than anything.

Real Madrid will most likely go with their instinct this time around and stick to splashing the cash in the summer instead of the winter.