Real Madrid’s pay ceiling is projected to reduce by about £150 million, putting big-money players like Raphael Varane, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard’s futures in jeopardy.
Despite the fact that fierce rivals Barcelona are in a far worse financial situation – so terrible that they have yet to re-sign Lionel Messi – Real Madrid’s revenues and earnings have dropped significantly as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Athletic report that the club’s pay cap with LaLiga was in the area of €473 million (£403 million) last season, but the amount is now projected to be closer to €300 million (£255 million) for 2021-22.
As a result, Real Madrid’s ‘main objective’ this summer is supposed to be to trim down a first-team group of 35 players. That’s too many players for Carlo Ancelotti to manage and keep happy, and it’s also putting too much burden on the pay bill, which is being drastically lowered ahead of the new season.
Kylian Mbappe remains the dream target, but with a price tag of over £150 million, it is still considered ‘fanciful’ in Spain this summer.
Source: Daily Mail