Florentino Perez: There will be no signings in January

Florentino Perez: There will be no signings in January

Florentino Perez, Real Madrid president

Florentino Perez revealed Real Madrid will not sign any player in the winter transfer market. “We will not be signing anyone in January’, Los Blancos president affirmed during the club’s annual general assembly.

Reports have told Real could be preparing a 50-million-euros bid for a world-class striker, who could be either Luis Suarez or Radamel Falcao.

Karim Benzema’s performance in the forward position has been criticised by many fans, who claim Los Merengues need a better striker to become the best team in the world.

However, Perez is convinced there is no need to make any signings after the arrival of Gareth Bale, whose presence in the team can allow Cristiano Ronaldo to move to the number 9 position when necessary.

Carlo Ancelotti is also happy with youngster Alvaro Morata, who has been Benzema’s usual replacement in recent games. Real Madrid home-grown Jese Rodriguez can also play as striker, although the Italian manager has used him as winger.

After Real sold Gonzalo Higuain this summer, Perez reportedly told Morata that no-one would be brought in to block his path to the first team. He has now reaffirmed that promise and closed the door on Suarez or Falcao’s arrival.

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