5 possible reasons for Real Madrid's inactivity in transfer windows
Real Madrid have, over the years, established a reputation of being a club that spends extravagantly in pursuit of the biggest football stars that are available across the globe. Known as a ‘Galactico policy’, the Spanish giants always possessed the most stellar names on earth and pulled no punches while expending in the process.
But since the last few years, this whole idea has been turned on its head. Saved for January 2017 when the transfer embargo was in its effect, Los Blancos have not made any major signing since the summer of 2014 when they spent almost £150 million to acquire Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez. Their only piece of business since was recalling players back from their loan terms, such as Alvaro Morata from Juventus, Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol or Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan.
This January too, despite the plaguing problems, the Merengues turned a blind eye towards the transfer window and remained dormant. But why?
Let's delve into five possible reasons why.
#5 Florentino Perez still keeps his faith in this group
Winning back-to-back Champions League titles is no mean feat. In fact, Real Madrid are the first ones to record this incredible feat in the competition’s 26-year history. So maybe, the club president believes the squad at the disposal, is a complete one. As a matter of fact, back in 2016 when Blancos claimed the ‘Undecima’, the Spanish construction magnate had himself stated – “We have a great squad that is impossible to improve.”
Now that's an affirmation of the sentence right there. But, what’s truly puzzling is his continued belief in the team despite all the problems this season. With an extremely fragile backline and a stuttering vanguard, even the likes of Levante and Leganes are having a go at the mighty Madrid, who are just devoid of ideas, energy, inspiration… everything! And all these issues have left their title hopes in serious jeopardy as they trail leaders Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga and have been dumped out of the Copa Del Rey in the most embarrassing way possible.
Yet, Perez, strangely, didn't opt to loosen his purse strings even a bit and instead, chose to stick to the same group of players.