Real Madrid routinely use the summer transfer window to add world class talent to the roster. In 2009, we reportedly shelled out over 250 million euros and broke the world transfer record twice to bring in the likes of Ronaldo, Kaká, Benzema, Alonso, and more. The year after, we bought Ozil, Di Maria, Khedira, Carvalho, and Pedro Leon. We toned it down a bit last year, but still managed to bring in Raphaël Varane, Sahin, and Coentrao, the most expensive fullback ever.
Thus, it is surprising that Madrid have brought in absolutely no one this summer. Granted, when you amass 100 points on a way to a league title and barely lose in the Champions League semi final on penalties, you probably already have an amazing squad. But Los Merengues haven't seen a quiet summer in a while. We have seen big clubs like Chelsea, PSG, Bayern, Manchester United, and even Arsenal (!!!), who all enjoyed good seasons last year, make multiple moves this summer. Yet on the other hand, we have seen Man City and Barcelona each make only one relatively modest move so far in the market.
So here's my question: is it in Madrid's best interest to save money and go into the campaign with this terribly deep and elite squad, or should they make a big name purchase before the window closes?
If you have any opinions on why they should refrain from spending, or who you believe they should swoop for, leave a comment below.
How do you think Real Madrid should approach the last couple weeks of the transfer period?
We should really be looking to make one or two additions. (17 votes)
We have no real weaknesses, a big purchase is not a huge priority. (16 votes)
A big purchase would be nice, but only If we can sell some more guys. (12 votes)
45 total votes