Madrid-based newspaper Marca claim Los Blancos are still financially able to make their final big-money arrival this summer even though the transfer window shuts down on Monday, September 2. According to this source, Real Madrid have benefitted from their ‘excellent economic structure’. This allows the club to have an extra 155 million euros.
Will this sum be enough to secure the long-anticipated arrivals of either Neymar or Paul Pogba? Unfortunately, neither of them looks likely despite Madrid’s financial power. The Frenchman is allegedly priced at 200 million euros while the Brazilian’s demands could exceed the €500m mark.
Still, there are three days left. Madrid could raise funds up to €170m as they are on the verge of selling Keylor Navas to Paris Saint-Germain for €15m. Moreover, both Pogba and Neymar are reportedly determined to leave their respective clubs. Unlike Barca, Blancos have much more money to spend which would put them in the pole position to land the Brazilian.
According to the recent reports, Barca and PSG haven’t agreed on Neymar’s transfer because the Catalans haven’t met the Parisians’ demands. Other sources believe the Brazilian is valued at €215m but his price could be lowered if a number of the players are included in the swap deal.
Finally, Madrid have also been linked with other players whose potential transfer fees are less than those of Pogba or Neymar. Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek all reportedly remain on Los Blancos’ agenda.