Florentino Perez’s plan of action

Almost as soon as Real Madrid had won their 34th league title with a 2-1 win against Villarreal, plans for next season were already being put together.

Florentino Perez was interviewed by a number of journalists after the celebrations and he discussed some of the details of his plan of action for the summer, regarding transfers and contract renewals.

Here is a look at what tasks the president is currently focused on.

Sergio Ramos’ renewal
Ramos’ contract is set to expire in 2021, so it’s time to start thinking about the captain’s future.

“It is up to the president, but I love it here and everyone knows that I want to end my career here” the captain himself said.

It is clear that the feeling is mutual for Perez.

“He will be here his whole life, he is more than just a captain for us as he has led the side to great success,” the Real Madrid president said.

“He is very happy here.”

With both parties wanting the same thing, a renewal shouldn’t be too difficult to organise.

Forbidden signings and the Mbappe links
In terms of new arrivals this summer, MARCA has already reported that there won’t be any major signings due to the current economic situation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is something that the Real Madrid president echoed in his comments on Thursday night, particularly when asked about the possibility of bringing in French striker Kylian Mbappe.

“The situation is very bad and it is very difficult to ask the players to lower their wages whilst making big money transfers,” the president said.

“Future signings of that nature [Mbappe] will have to wait, but as soon as we can Real Madrid will start making those kinds of signings again.

“Unfortunately, we don’t know when we will be able to make these signings because of the difficult situation we find ourselves in.

“We lost 25 percent of income with regards to the stadium.”

Zidane’s future
The Real Madrid president was also questioned about coach Zinedine Zidane.

“The other day I saw a tweet that said Zidane had won a trophy for every 19 games in charge,” Perez said.

“He is a blessing from heaven and hopefully he will be with us for a long time.

“Those who want to criticise him can do so, but he will continue winning titles for us.”

The Bernabeu
The biggest current project that Real Madrid have right now is the redevelopment work at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

This has been taking place around the clock since it became clear that this season would be completed behind closed doors.

“Work on the stadium should be finished by the summer of 2022,” Perez revealed.

If all goes to plan then Real Madrid will start the 2022/23 season in their newly improved home.