Real Madrid mathematically confirmed their 34th La Liga title on Thursday by beating Villarreal 2-1, but club president Florentino Perez had some bad news for the supporters afterwards.
As relayed by the Spanish media, Perez gave a series of interviews in which he explained that the club don’t expect to make any big-money signings this summer due to the financial implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This development is certain to affect Real’s long-standing interest in Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe who is now highly unlikely to move to the Santiago Bernabeu this year, as well as any potential move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The newly crowned champions will now be forced to rely mostly on the current squad next season as well, along with players returning from loan spells elsewhere.
It’s probably worth remembering that last year Real spent over €300 million on new signings, which included forwards Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, as well as defenders Ferland Mendy and Eder Militao.
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