Real Madrid manager makes clear January transfer claim

Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti answers to journalists during a press conference at the Ciudad Real Madrid training complex in Valdebebas, outskirts of Madrid, on September 13, 2022, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League, group F, first leg football match against RB Leipzig. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti answers to journalists during a press conference at the Ciudad Real Madrid training complex in Valdebebas, outskirts of Madrid, on September 13, 2022, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League, group F, first leg football match against RB Leipzig. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Most Real Madrid fans are concerned with the lack of depth in the club’s current squad. There are several positions where they do not have much or any back up options, namely striker, left-back and right-back. We saw injuries and fatigue takes its toll on the team in the weeks leading up to the World Cup break, as they started to struggle for results. Naturally, the club could do with a few reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window.

And while the club have been linked with some of the brightest names in the game right now, like Jude Bellingham, Enzo Fernandez, Josko Gvardiol, and several others, it does not look like they have any plans to add to their ranks in January.

Of course, that has always believed to have been their strategy and it looks like they are ready to go through with it, even though it clearly comes with numerous risks, especially when they are expected to compete for all three titles in the second half of the season.

As reported by Reuters, Carlo Ancelotti told reporters about the matter:

"“The calendar is going to demand a lot from us. The Spanish Super Cup, the Club World Cup … there will be a lot of games until March.“We will make individual assessments of the players, that’s the key. We will ration who needs rest and who needs work. In terms of signings, we don’t need any. I think we’re better off than last year.”"

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It is safe to say that it would be risky going into the second half of the season without adding any more depth to the options that Los Blancos already have.

The club have already fallen two points behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race even though it had looked like they were in cruise control not too long ago.

On the other hand, the Champions League is always hard to defend and Real Madrid do not have a great record when it comes to the Copa del Rey anyway.

It would have been ideal if the club decided to strengthen their squad in January. One can only hope that not doing so does not end up having a negative impact on the rest of the season.

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