Real Madrid is faced with a dilemma when planning their squad for the current season. Despite the challenges surrounding injuries and a lack of depth in certain positions, the club is reluctant to make any signings in the January market. This position has sparked debate about the team’s strategy and its confidence in the quarry.
The White club seems reluctant to acknowledge poor planning by only having three strikers in the squad. This shortage was exacerbated by injuries, which left the team with only two strikers, Rodrygo and Joselu, following Vinicius’ injury. Coach Carlo Ancelotti finds himself in a complicated situation as he appears to have no confidence in the Quarry’s young talents to make up for these deficiencies.
The decision not to sign in January has significant implications, particularly for Ancelotti, whose chances of winning the title are diminishing. Additionally, this could affect your ability to renew your contract. The coach began the season with a 23-man squad, but early injuries to Courtois and Militao, as well as the ongoing injury to Arda Güler, left the team with only 20 available players, including 19 outfielders.
This lack of freedom of maneuver has led to physical problems for key players due to the overload of minutes. The club insists it will not strengthen the squad in January, arguing that the youth team can offer solutions if needed. Even Castilla coach Raúl supports this idea. However, statistics show that Ancelotti made very little use of La Fábrica’s young talents during his tenure.
Real Madrid’s stance of waiting to sign after the season could lead to a significant investment, such as the possible signing of Mbappé, which could throw the salary scales in the dressing room out of balance. Meanwhile, the quarry remains an unfulfilled promise in terms of providing immediate solutions to the team.