Real Madrid Transfers: 5 things Florentino Perez needs to accomplish

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Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal
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Do not neglect right back

Real Madrid will have to spend a lot of money on wages and bonuses to sign Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, with the latter potentially being significantly more expensive due to the increased agent fees and the 75 million euros owed to Borussia Dortmund. (Good relationship or not, it is unlikely BVB will accept backup players in lieu of cold, hard cash.)

However, because Real will be signing two of the most talented and marketable athletes on the planet for a combined 75 million euros in transfer fees, I really don’t buy the notion that they cannot sign depth players.

I can absolutely believe that it will be difficult for them to go for top options in midfield and at right back, such as Pedro Porro and Aurelien Tchouameni. However, there are quite a few quality free agents available.

Noussair Mazraoui is an example. He can be signed for free and is so good that clubs like Bayern Munich are looking at him. The man is having a sensational season at Ajax, and he has good upside. Mazraoui is a steal in free agency.

At Real Madrid, Mazraoui wouldn’t have to be a starter. He could get significant minutes with Dani Carvajal. So he would not have the pressure of having to start, but he would get enough playing time to make the move to Madrid worth his while.

Whatever Real decide to do, they must sign someone at right back. They cannot go into 2022-23 with Lucas Vazquez and Carvajal as the only options at the position. That could undo the great work the dream quartet of Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema, Haaland, and Mbappe would provide.

Real don’t have to break the bank at right back. But they should still address the position.