The closure of the summer transfer market has put Real Madrid in a difficult situation despite being the team that has invested the most in LaLiga. President Florentino Pérez bears primary responsibility for three crucial mistakes that could take their toll on the Spanish capital’s side next season. Here are these errors:
Real Madrid’s 3 mistakes in the summer transfer market
-Sign no more attacker: The most obvious and outstanding mistake made by Florentino Pérez was the lack of reinforcements in the team’s forward line. The departure of Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio left a gap in attack that has not been adequately filled in this market. Despite Vinícius Jr. being a promising young player, Real Madrid’s offensive rotation is limited with just four top attackers: Vinícius Jr., Rodrygo Goes, Brahim Díaz and Joselu. This small range of options is not enough to get through a long and competitive season, especially when the goal is to win the Champions League. Florentino Pérez should have acted with more determination to bring in a top striker to support Vinícius Jr.
-Do not sign a right-back: Another glaring mistake was the lack of reinforcements for the right-back position. Although Dani Carvajal has quality he has had injury problems and cannot be given full responsibility for this position. Despite his versatility, Lucas Vázquez is not a full-back. Real Madrid’s sporting directors should have looked for a transfer to strengthen this crucial position. The lack of depth on the right could be a weakness that rivals exploit.
-Lack of depth on the left: Despite the signing of Fran García, Real Madrid still don’t have a balanced rotation down the left flank. While Fran and Ferland Mendy have quality, they don’t offer the security to play the role, especially given the recent change in Carlo Ancelotti’s system.
In short, Real Madrid made three fundamental mistakes in this transfer market: the lack of reinforcements in attack, the lack of a good right-back and the lack of depth at left-back. Although president Florentino Pérez is the team that has spent the most in LaLiga, he has failed to solve the main problems of the merengue squad, which could have negative consequences in the upcoming season. Real Madrid will have to struggle with what they have and hope these mistakes don’t hamper their quest for titles.