3 mistakes Real Madrid need to finally learn their lesson from

Real Madrid, Florentino, Perez (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal
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Real Madrid need to stop making such bad transfer-related decisions

I’ve talked about this at length. Real Madrid haven’t been making the best transfer decisions lately, some of them, you can even say they missed out on winning the Champions League a couple more times because they made a mistake in the transfer market.

But like, you can’t possibly tell me that the thought of signing Achraf Hakimi didn’t enter the club’s mind when they saw how injury prone Carvajal had become. There were too many signs available to us in the 2020-21 season, and they still didn’t recognise the drawbacks of keeping him around and not exercising their option to sign Hakimi.

That’s not all, though. Letting Marcos Llorente go when the team needed midfield options to step up, letting Brahim go on loan with an option to stay at his loan club permanently when the team craved a right-sided playmaker – all these decisions have been bad, and have come back to haunt them. According to reports, Real Madrid might also let Miguel go on loan, which is just not a good idea.

Signing Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, in hindsight, didn’t help much either. They could’ve simply done what they’re doing with Mbappe and waited another year to sign Hazard for free, and use the saved funds on some other players. Just a thought.

Now, onto other things. Signing superstars is very important for a team like Real Madrid. But when the team is hell-bent on just signing superstars and assuming the rest of the team is good enough, that’s when it becomes an issue. This squad has strengths, but it also has weaknesses, and as long as Real Madrid are going to ignore those weaknesses – like the right-back spot, the need for a centre-back, for a midfielder, more options in the attack – the club is going to continue suffering. Signing good role players and players for depth is almost as important as signing a superstar or two. Real Madrid need to realise that.