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The situation 

Madrid used to shake markets, but in times of economic scarcity, and sheltered from the titanic remodeling of the Bernabéu that is expected to see the full light next season, it has become accustomed to balancing accounts between signings and sales. In fact, this will be the third consecutive summer in which the white coffers have a surplus . And it is that, before the market closed last midnight, Ancelotti had been blunt: “We have a staff with many resources. If Marco (Asensio) leaves, we are not going to sign anyone”. Crystalline. Another topic is the departures of the Balearic, Odriozola or Mariano… Right now, after the landings of Tchouameni (€80M) and Rüdiger (free) and the departures of Casemiro, Mayoral, Kubo, Miguel Gutiérrez, Víctor Chust and the battalion of free agents (Bale, Jovic, Isco and Marcelo), the balance is positive at more than 12 million euros . The homework was done before the market opened its doors on July 1 , since the French and German became official on June 11 and 2 . Shortly after Mbappé changed the landscape with his renewal by PSG . An intended signing that, yes, would not have affected the accounts since he would have arrived as a free agent.

More than €160 million in the coffers

As we said, a dynamic that was repeated in the two previous courses. In 2021-22, Camavinga (€31M) and Alaba (free) arrived, while Varane (€40M) and Odegaard (€35M) left the balance at €44M , since Ramos’ resounding goodbye It was at zero cost. And in 2020-21, the climax. Without signings, Achraf (€43 M), Reguilón (€30 M) or Óscar (€13.5 M) left, in addition to Javi Sánchez, De Frutos, Soro and Dani Gómez to enter €104.2 M in total. The accounts come out and, in addition, the titles arrive… A net balance, so far, of more than €160 million since 2020, which Ancelotti’s second stage in Madrid has sweetened with success. League, Champions, Spanish and European Super Cup between the triumphant 2021-22 and the start of the current campaign, with five wounds on the horizon. If the puzzle did not fit, in the winter market after the World Cup in Qatar, h options would be assessed. The objective is to win the coveted Sextete, as well as to continue with the effective movements in the last transfer windows.