Real Madrid Editorial

€516m Spent On 14 Players: Real Madrid Haven’t Been The Same Without Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s triumphant victory against Borrusia Monchengladbach in the champions League final group stage match was too many a testament of how experienced and powerful the club can be.

But to a few, it shows how weak Real Madrid have come to be despite investing €516m on signing 14 players.

Out of the 14 players signed, 8 are strikers but strangely, none of them is as good as Cristiano Roaldo nor do they posses that ability to riffling the back into the net with accuracy and consistency.

No doubt, Eden Hazard have the ability to do so but, the Belgium superstar just can’t stay out of the treatment table.

The summer Cristiano Ronaldo left to join Juventus in a €100m deal, Real Madrid entered the transfer market to sign the likes of Vinicius Junior (€45m), Thibaut Courtois (€30m), Alvaro Odriozola (€30m), Mariano Diaz (€22m), Brahim Diaz (€17m), Andriy Lunin (€11m), and Omar Mascarell (four million).

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Sadly, the signing proved to be huge blunder. Only Vinicius Junior and Thibaut Courtois are considered first team materials. The rest are sitting in the fringes of the club.

The following season, Real Madrid entered the market again and signed the likes of Eden Hazard (€120m), Luka Jovic (€60m), Eder Militao (€60m), Ferland Mendy €(48m), Rodrygo Goes (€45m), Reinier Jesus (30m) and Takefusa Kubo (two million).

Again, only Ferland Mendy have proven to be useful buy. Eder Militao is shuttling between mediocrity and world class while Eden Hazard has suffered seven injuries in just a year and half.

Sadly, only three players from the post Ronaldo era {Mendy, Vinicius Jr and Courtois] are considered fit and reliable enough to play for Real Madrid.

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Sporting wise, Real Madrid are one of Europe’s most recognizable club but on the pitch, they’re one of weaknest. To win very important matches they need Karim Benzema, Luka Modric Casemiro and most especially Sergio Ramos in peak form. Without those four they will lose.

With Ronaldo gone, Real Madrid have struggled for the past two seasons and only took a luck for them to edge past one of worst Barcelona side to La LIga victory.

The fact remains though remains that it will take Real Madrid 5, 10 or 20years to find a player capable of scoring 480 goals in 438 appearances. A player who wcan can guarantee 50 goals season and lead them to 3 consecutive champions league trophies.

Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland might sound like attractive prospect but none of them is as good as Cristiano Ronaldo.

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