Real Madrid the Spanish champions and the financial powerhouse of world football can potentially get anyone they want. The clubs huge fanbase, extensive commercial operations and strict licensing agreement allows the club to purchase players at a high price. Real Madrid are the most successful European side having won the European Cup 9 times and Spanish side having won La Liga 32 times.
In past seasons Madrid have opened their cheque book as they have signed several world class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo for £80 million, Karim Benzema for €35 million, Luka Modric for £33 million and the list goes on. Real Madrid have signed Luka Modric and Michael Essien on loan this season bolstering their midfield and the club are looking to add more depth to the side to form a new ‘Galacticos’ side.
The rumoured departures include 34 year old Ricardo Carvalho who may be linked to struggling Premier League side QPR. Kaka has been rumoured to leave as he is finding it hard to compete with Angel Di Maria, Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil in the attacking midfield position. Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to financial powered PSG who have recently signed AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The rumoured arrivals include Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer or Manchester United’s David de Gea who would be a long term replacement to Iker Casillas. Spurs’ Gareth Bale has been linked to Spanish clubs for the past two seasons but Real Madrid are rumoured to be interested in the pacey winger. A exchange could be with Fabio Coentrao who has only played one La Liga match this season. Ashley Cole who’s contract runs out this season may be heading to the Bernabeu. Roma’s Daniele De Rossi has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City. Other players such as Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, United’s Javier Hernandez and Dinamo Zagreb’s Alen Halilovic have also been rumoured to join the club.
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