Real Madrid spent a total of 303 million euros on six new signings this summer and none of them have proved that they are value for money so far.
Zinedine Zidane’s attempts to revolutionise the squad have been in vain, with the coach often opting to start tried and tested players over new faces.
We’ve taken a look at the new arrivals and how they’ve performed so far this season.
Eden Hazard, 100 million euros
The Belgian arrived at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as a new Galactico, exciting a fanbase subdued by events from the previous campaign. He’s scored once in a Real Madrid shirt, against Granada, but the club, coach and supporters are expecting a lot more from this special talent. He’s the only signing that has nailed down a starting spot.
Luka Jovic, 60 million euros
For the moment, he’s been a disappointing signing. Jovic has played eight games for his new club, starting three, but he still hasn’t found the net. The Serbian striker has age on his side, he’s only 21, but must understand why some are starting to doubt his credentials following his big-money move.
Eder Militao, 50 million euros
Another 21-year-old, Militao has shown that he is a signing for the future with his assured displays in a Real Madrid shirt so far. The only problem for him is that Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have a virtually undisputed partnership at the centre of defence.
Ferland Mendy, 48 million euros
The Frenchman has pushed Marcelo for a starting place but has missed a lot of action with injury. He’s played three times this season, with his most impressive display coming in the win over Sevilla at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. Hopes are high for Mendy, but only if injuries don’t get in the way.
Rodrygo Goes, 45 million euros
This case is different to the other ones. Rodrygo is just 18 years old and is alternating between playing for the first team and Castilla. He’s featured twice for the senior side and scored a stunning goal against Osasuna at the Bernabeu. Zidane will have to stay patient with this youngster.
Alphonse Areola, 2.2 million euros for a loan
The goalkeeper arrived at Real Madrid as Keylor Navas’ replacement and has played three times, impressing in the first two of those appearances. Thibaut Courtois has competition for the No.1 spot.