Real Madrid will be busy in the transfer market this summer due to the availability of £350 million.
Real Madrid will have a £350m reserve fund available to spend in this summer’s transfer window due to their advantage of winning the Champions League and the departure of a number of high-earning star players.
Real Madrid have slashed their giant operating budget, cut costs across the board and raised funds through sales.
As well as the frugality, plus the Champions League windfall, it means a busy window is to be expected as Madrid look to repeat their success in the 2021/22 season.
How much money should Real Madrid spend?
La Liga imposes a salary cap on all participating teams, based on their earnings and expenses in the past season.
GOAL estimates that with the restrictions, Madrid will have a huge £634m to spend on wages during the 2022/23 season, compared to the £300m paid for their squad during last season.
Part of that shortfall will be met by the end of the salary cuts agreed during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the club also said goodbye to three of the players who received the highest pay.
Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Isco’s contracts expire, according to Salary Sportaround £75 million of the total payroll bill.
Other players set to receive a raise this summer, such as Vinicius Junior and Eder Militao, while Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s salary must also be taken into account.
Winning the Champions League final against Liverpool also brings its own advantages.
Madrid’s total revenue for the season stands at £113m, of which £30m has not yet been included in the team budget – considering The whites usually include in their projected numbers assuming that they will reach the last 16.
The possible sale of Jesus Vallejo, Marcos Asensio, Dani Ceballos, Luka Jovic or Mariano would provide further impetus, not only in easing the wage burden but also in bringing in fresh funds.
Madrid are also prepared to pay £310 million as part of their partnership with Legends and Sixth Street to manage the commercial interests of the renovated Santiago Bernabeu.