Real Madrid is one of the richest clubs in world football when it comes to news reporting, and Kylian Mbappe is everything but a done deal. However, their latest signature was a step in the other direction.
Los Blancos They have never been shy about splashing out on money, as evidenced by the continuing era of their Galacticos. Florentino Perez loves the star move.
This is evident in 2022 as well. Mbappe will be the lead, but Antonio Rudiger is already involved. Both are subject to a free transfer, due to an increasing number of players dropping their contracts. This kind of strategy did not bode well for other giants in the past, most notably Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Will Real Madrid be able to beat this trend? Only time can tell, but the omens are good if they are willing to learn from their ancestors.
Free agents summer 2021
PSG had a very busy summer transfer window last year. The Parisians signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Giorgio Wijnaldum and, of course, Lionel Messi. Only Hakimi ordered a transfer fee. The rest were touted as excellent deals, which should finally help PSG win the Champions League title.
It didn’t work like that. Despite his dominance in the French League, Mauricio Pochettino and his companions. He fell in front of Karim Benzema’s lessons in Europe. Not a great overview of the season.
Who has the best transfer window?
Real Madrid 2009 or Paris Saint-Germain 2021 🤔 pic.twitter.com/ngjgXNehEG
– ESPN FC (ESPNFC) August 11, 2021
Free agent contracts haven’t worked out with them yet, as they each face their own problems. Donnarumma’s confidence has been shaken since his return from Euro 2020.
The constant battle with Keylor Navas for the starting role, a disappointing outing against Madrid, and general normal play made the first season difficult. Wijnaldum headed Pochettino and didn’t play much and was often brought off the bench.
“I want to stay here at Paris Saint-Germain,” Donnarumma told AFP. “It was not an easy season, I played half the matches and couldn’t do my best.” 🇮🇹 #PSG
“The competition with Keylor Navas again next year? No, it won’t be like that. The club will make choices,” he added. pic.twitter.com/xSPr5IV7nZ
– Fabrizio Romano May 13, 2022
All of that is a far cry from the days of dominance with Liverpool. Finally, there was Messi. The Argentine great player missed matches due to injuries and struggled to score, and despite his 13 assists, his time was very quiet.
It has led people to wonder if he will join Inter Miami in 2023. However, the crux of the matter remains that free agents do not always have the desired effect.
Could Real Madrid do it differently?
Juventus weren’t great in that regard either. The likes of Fernando Llorente, Aaron Ramsey, Kingsley Coman, and others were not content with the league title. The old lady had to rely on the old heads, only moving on to the younger cohorts in recent times.
There are certainly lessons to be learned here for Real Madrid. Rudiger is a good defender, passionate and energetic. He leaves everything he has on the pitch and has a great rhythm too.
🚨 Antonio Rudiger will receive a €20 million signing bonus to join Real Madrid.
– Live news transmission (DeadlineDayLive) May 18 2022
Therefore, the defense will definitely be improved, since there are currently quite a few reinforcements. On the other hand, Mbappe is the dream of every club currently. A super striker is a guarantee of goals for years to come.
Mbappe has been tearing it up on the world stage since his days with Monaco. Perez has always admired Mbappe and the trio of Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Mbappe has been intimidating.
Kylian Mbappe wins Ligue 1 Player of the Year award
Average goal or assist every 70 minutes 😳 pic.twitter.com/G5tRzvKJ3j
– ESPN FC (ESPNFC) May 15 2022
However, Mbappe needs to be taken care of carefully over the coming years. He is still young and needs his support to the fullest. Benzema still has a few years to go, so the dynamic between the pair needs to be managed.
Carlo Ancelotti is a very experienced coach who has seen it all. It will definitely be a test of his credentials as two players with different personalities join forces in 2022.
Tried and tested before
Everton were one of the biggest hitters in the free agent market in 2021. Salomon Rondon, Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic all came free. Madrid is several levels above the Toffees, so you shouldn’t have problems dealing with vanity.
PSG needed more than just star-studded names to turn the team around. Real Madrid will be better prepared and ready for another dominant season in 2022-23.