Real Madrid ‘planning Galactico return’ as they eye three major signings in 2021
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to return to their 'Galactico' days of old by launching bids for three major stars next summer.
The Los Blancos have never been shy of spending in the transfer market and splashed out £100million on Eden Hazard last year.
Prior to that though you could argue they've not signed a ready-made A-list superstar for some time – something the club's board appear to want to change.
According to reports in Spain (per FourFourTwo ), Madrid chiefs are hopeful of landing PSG striker Kylian Mbappe next year to kick-start their mini splurge.
Mbappe would set Madrid back a considerable sum but given he will only have 12 months remaining on his contract, next summer would be the ideal time to test PSG's resolve.
Madrid have not yet replaced former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo in attack, and with Karim Benzema into his twilight years and transfer flop Luka Jovic up for sale, they are seeking further reinforcements.
Next on their shopping list is 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland who has continued his rich goalscoring form in Germany following his switch from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
Haaland can also be acquired relatively cheaply, as the striker has a release clause in his contract which is not said to be a bank-breaking asking price.
Making up the trio is Rennes' midfield starlet Eduardo Camavinga who Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rates highly.
The 17-year-old is valued at around €90million (£80m) by Rennes, although it is thought they could be pushed to sell for a reduced figure in light of the recent changes in the financial climate.
Key to the choice in targets is all players are under the age of 22, offering a clear vision for Madrid's future.
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Recent reports claim Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, has also been identified as a long-term replacement for captain Sergio Ramos at the back.
Camavinga is seen as a similar understudy to Casemiro in what would be an eventual changing of the guard at the Bernabeu.
Several other players over the age of 30 are likely to leave in the next year or two, with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric two of the key figures expected to go.
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