The luxurious stadium .. Real Madrid’s predicament in signing Mbappe
Everyone who follows Real Madrid knows that the team needs strong reinforcements in the summer transfer season, in order to return to the Spanish and European podiums, after a zero season without titles. But perhaps not everyone knows that there are things that prevent the management of Florentino Perez, the president of the Royal Club, from practicing his previous hobbies in breaking records and catching the most prominent stars in the world, regardless of their prices. Bernabeu Dam The “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium stands between Real Madrid and its objectives in the transfer market, as the development work of the stadium absorbs the funds of the Spanish capital club and prevents it from the large spending that it is accustomed to. Real Madrid announced the closure of its famous stadium completely last summer, taking advantage of the absence of fans due to the Corona pandemic, to accomplish the greatest amount of development and modernization work in the stadium. Since then, Real Madrid has been absent from the historic stadium, relying on the small stadium “Alfredo Di Stefano”. The cost of developing the updated Real Madrid stadium amounted to 525 million euros, which exhausted the club’s coffers, as well as the conditions of the “Covid 19” epidemic that negatively affected all clubs, and for these reasons, “Merenghi” stands idly by in front of its goals. Mbappe and Halland And the club set the duo, Kylian Mbappe, the French star of Paris Saint-Germain, and Erling Haaland, the “rocket” of the rising German Borussia Dortmund, as main goals, but the completion of the two deals may require more than 300 million dollars, or more than half the cost of developing the stadium. Perez may use his cunning to settle the two deals later, as he seeks to persuade Mbappe not to renew his contract with Saint-Germain to move for free to Madrid after the end of next season. In addition to persuading Halland to wait for another season, to activate the penalty clause in his contract next season and include him for only 75 million euros, or to negotiate with Dortmund to reduce the value of the deal, which amounts to 150 million euros, or in installments. alternative solutions Real Madrid may resort to selling some of its stars in order to provide an amount that will enable it to buy Mbappe and Halland this summer, without compromising the budget for the development of its stadium in the Spanish capital. Eden Hazard, whose career in Spain was destroyed by injuries, is one of the most prominent candidates to leave Madrid in the event of great financial offers, as well as the Welshman Gareth Bale, who incurs a lot for the club with his huge salary.