The transfer budget Real Madrid reportedly have for summer 2022

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Real Madrid fans have already endured a wild summer transfer window between the expected Antonio Rudiger signing and the Kylian Mbappe saga…and it isn’t actually even the summer transfer window yet!

With Mbappe staying in PSG, Los Blancos are mulling over the alternatives, but, first, the club is prioritizing the signing of midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. They must also renew key players, such as Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo Goes, and Eder Militao.

How much money do Real Madrid have to spend? That is a key question when talking about targets like Christopher Nkunku and Tchouameni, who are young talents and will cost a great deal to sign. Even players with one year left on their contracts like Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, and Riyad Mahrez would not be cheap.

Real Madrid have 140 million euros to spend on transfers

According to El Debate journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin in an interview with Bernabeu Digital, Real Madrid have 140 million euros set aside to make transfers. He spoke at length about the kinds of players Real could be targeting, including Tchouameni, but it seems they are planning on spending 140 million in total to get there.

Mbappe’s signing bonus would have cost at least 100 million euros alone, so you can see why Real Madrid are able to step up their interest in Tchouameni. He could cost as much as 80 million euros, and while it is unlikely Monaco get that fee, he would cost 50 million euros at the absolute minimum. Mbappe plus Tchouameni would cost more than 140 million euros.

In the worst case, Real could sign Tchouameni and still have 60-70 million euros left over in that budget. That is plenty to bring in another forward who can play on the right wing and maybe even one more player at a bargain price. Fran Garcia, you have to figure, remains on the radar as a five million euro addition to compete at left back.

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Maybe Real could spend more than 140 million euros, but they clearly do not need to. They should make signings and be proactive, but as LaLiga champions and Champions League finalists, they don’t need to panic-buy.