Real Madrid ‘must sell’ to balance their books

Real Madrid must make €200m in player sales to balance their books for the financial year, according to a report in Marca.

The club invested heavily in new signings over the summer with a total transfer bill of approximately €350m to bring in new talent such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Rodrygo Goes and Ferland Mendy.

The club were also busy in their player departures over those months, with Marcos Llorente, Keylor Navas, Raul De Tomás, Mateo Kovacic and Theo Hernandez among those to leave on permanent deals.

However, the club spent a lot more than what they received and the report states that they are now worried about possible punishments from La Liga or UEFA unless they generate more funds.

Two players who were heavily linked with departures over the summer but who ended up staying are James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale, two players who command big wage packets.

It is said that those two could be among those who the club pursue exits for while Mariano Diaz and Brahim Diaz are also fringe players who could generate funds.