A lot has been said about the upcoming summer transfer window and the fact that Real Madrid are going to have to be busy. With that said, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is reported to be keen on signing up to seven players in the event that a move for Neymar does not materialise.
A big turnover in talent is expected, with some big names potentially set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. At this moment in time, boss Zinedine Zidane is expected to stay at the club but as is football, things could change if the last few months of the season do not go well.
It is not a very well kept secret that Neymar is the main target for the summer. The Brazil international only joined current club Paris Saint Germain in the summer but sources suggest he already wants to leave and join Real Madrid. It goes without saying that if the move was to happen it would be for a large fee.
If the Neymar transfer does not happen, you can still expect plenty of signings to walk through the door at the Bernabeu. Spanish publication Don Balon suggests that Florentino Perez wants to strengthen Los Blancos all over the pitch, not just in the forward line.
A goalkeeper is a must, with David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois the main targets. Real are also apparently interested in right back Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad and Neymar’s teammate for club and country, Marquinhos.
A new central striker is being looked at too, with Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane among that targets for this position. Regarding other attacking players, if Neymar does not sign on the dotted line, the main targets are said to be Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah or Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Again, both players would command a huge fee.