Madrid Wasn't Built In a Day - The Interim Transfer Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Nathanial Essex, Sep 2, 2019.

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How would you rate our summer transfer?

  1. Could not have been better. It was bloody amazing mate

    4 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. I'm chuffed

    14 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. Cudda and Shudda Done Better

    27 vote(s)
    46.6%
  4. Not too confident at all guv'nor

    7 vote(s)
    12.1%
  5. Perez and Zidane are both bellends

    6 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Nathanial Essex

    Nathanial Essex Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    Mar 19, 2017
    @MiamiNative0722 mentioned the word "Revolution" and inadvertently raised expectations for the summer transfers to an almost unprecedented level. Now that it is over, I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread. 7 new arrivals, €160.4M net spending.

    For me, I still feel we needed two midfielders to take the place of Kroos and Modric. James is good but I am not too sure he'll be fit enough for most of the season. We fixed the areas that needed fixing but now have a squad way too big. We didn't even sell Mariano (who I rate but needs to go for his own sake).



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  2. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Llorente was like 34M not 40.
     
  3. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great thread @Nathanial Essex

    I would like to rebut one point. It was not inadvertent. As Madridistas, we must always have the highest expectations. We must always demand more glory. Anything less is unacceptable.

    We can never become the Man U’s and the Arsenal’s of the world who have forever altered their expectations and tolerance of mediocrity.

    That being said, I am pleased with our summer moves. I expect to compete. If we do not, we must hold everyone accountable and have ourselves a bigger Revolution.
     
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  4. yoanaidarov

    yoanaidarov Member+

    Real Madrid
    Bulgaria
    Sep 29, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bulgaria
    Rodrygo was purchased last summer, why does everyone keep including him in this summer’s transfers ?
     
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  5. RMNYC

    RMNYC Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Jan 19, 2019
    I do think this was step 1 of a 2 year re-build. We address key areas with real young talent that have already competed in high level European competitions. Not the Asensio's who needed 2 loans etc to contribute as an impact sub. But guys who will play this year and have a chance to lock down some spots for years to come.

    We acquired a legit building block in Hazard too. We really needed to add a Pogba etc but I hope to add another legit galatico next summer.

    Missing on Felix stings tho....
     
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  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Mendy, Hazard and Jovic have been injured. Militao too, I think. I cannot make a decision until we actually see our real starting lineup. When everyone is healthy, we probably will have a better idea what Zidane is trying to do with this new team.

    Yes, I criticised Perez for not selling on the transfer thread. Okay, I am confused.

    Seriously, who else can Zidane start in the first two games? He did start Jovic and Mendy on his third game.
     
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  7. russian hattie

    russian hattie Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The eternal unanswered question of the summer.
     
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  8. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    It's as of their brains can't process a transaction unless they see the player in a Madrid shirt.
     
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  9. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    Thread title should be: what happened to the French Revolution
     
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  10. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
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  11. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    Overall it was a good summer we addressed a lot of the issues we had but the bummer is we didn’t address the biggest ( or 2nd biggest one depending on whom you ask ) one.
    These players have had struggles with finding their motivation does anyone believe that a lack of competition for their position would help in that aspect? Not to mention we needed to bring mids with different characteristics.
    Having said all hope isn’t lost, if we have a relatively injury free season we might still do well.

    Carvajal Ramos Militao Mendy
    ...............Casemiro
    ........James .......Modric
    Bale/Rodry ............Hazard
    ............Benz/Jovic .

    This line up with the right tactics and discipline should be able to do very well.
     
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  12. Romanero

    Romanero Member+

    Oct 28, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal

    Why do you guys make lineups without Kroos? that aint happening lol
     
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  13. BjornH

    BjornH Member

    AC Milan
    Norway
    Mar 25, 2019
    Norway
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Many hundred years ago to be exact; 5th of May 1789. :)

    How many soccer stars were available? João Felix - no idea why Real Madrid did not try to sign him, but they decided to go for Jovic.
    After some brief scout vids João Felix looks very promising as well, and A. Madrid started strong in this new LA liga season so it will be exciting to watch against Real Sociedad after the break.

    Who else should Real Madrid sign who are better players than the current squad? Barcelona refuse to sell anyone - Man. City & PSG keep their future stars like the world oil bank, and Man U. prize out Pobga.

    Eriksen is probably not good enough for Real Madrid.
     
  14. Hendrix22

    Hendrix22 Member+

    Feb 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Absolutely atrocious transfer summer.

    Acquisitions first. Mendy too expensive for a rotation fullback at best. Okay player, but not going to be too useful against parking the bus defences. Hazard bought a few years too late, at the age of 30 and fat and for 100 million in last year of contract. Jovic is just a limited striker, Mariano is more or less as good as him. 60 million for him is a total ripoff. Militao is going to ride the bench for Varane, and he's not much better than him either. The only truly exciting signing Rodrygo probably won't get to play, even though he's better than Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez.

    Sales. Got rid of young guns Ceballos, Kovacic and Llorente. These guys could have been the foundation of our new midfield. Lost one of the best players last season Reguillon. Didn't manage to sell washed up veterans like Bale and Modric. Kept over the hill players like Marcelo, Kroos and Benzema (and to an extent Isco) as key starters. Sold the better keeper out of the two, and for peanuts.

    Finally, despite trying for so long, we didn't even get close to buying either Pogba or Neymar who were pretty needed since the acquisitions and sales went terribly. Didn't even try for Mbappe who was giving signals in the beginning of the summer, because friendship. Missed out on studs like De Ligt, Ndombele and Felix, all of which would have been game changing signings. Imagine buying these three instead of the players we bought. Would have costed the same. Sheesh.

    Literally the only good thing to come out of this transfer window is bringing James back from loan, and even that was because of Zidane and Florentino's ineptitude. I love both of them, but this was the worst transfer window in the history of transfer windows, maybe ever.
     
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  15. Icalldibbs

    Icalldibbs Member

    Real Madrid
    Mexico
    Mar 12, 2019
    I disagree basically with everything.
     
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  16. Iscodisco

    Iscodisco Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Dec 14, 2017
    This is absolutely spot on. I don't understand how anyone can be chuffed with this summer's transfer dealings.

    An absolute horror show.
     
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  17. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    Are facts a thing in that universe you live in? Hazard is 28.
     
  18. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #18 MiamiNative0722, Sep 2, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
    I believe Militao has just as much potential if not more than De Ligt. But the grass is always greener on the other side, which is why one is painted as a "stud" while the other is painted as a "bench warmer." That 'stud' was torched by Chucky Lozano the other day.

    I believe Mendy has the potential to be one of the best left-backs in the world. He may not have Marcelo's unpredictability or technique, but he's got plenty dynamism of his own and compared to other big name left-backs, I don't see what he lacks.

    We have Hazard coming off arguably the best season of his career.
     
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  19. Hendrix22

    Hendrix22 Member+

    Feb 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Oh well pardon me, that fact instantly turns it to a great summer window then!
     
  20. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why say a blatant falsehood? Laziness or deliberate misleading?
     
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  21. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    You’re pardoned, Btw Militao is a better defender than De ligt and Mendy is an excellent full back sure he is no Marcelo going forward but he pretty skilled in his own right.
    Calling this summer atrocious is beyond ridiculous, we’ve addressed many areas the team was lacking we’re about two signings short for this to have been a perfect summer.
     
  22. Digital

    Digital Member+

    Dec 10, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Agreed
     
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  23. Hendrix22

    Hendrix22 Member+

    Feb 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Blatant falsehood lol, as if I missed by a decade. He will be 29 in January ffs.

    No he isnt, but I'm sure the Napoli performance holds much bigger weight than last season in your mind.

    Mendy is a 50 million euro signing where we had an equally good if not better player for free (Reguillon). His strong side is pace, which won't be of much use when we prefer a slow buildup.

    We addressed nothing beyond signing Hazard who has fitness issues and wont have a very long Madrid career for the money that was paid for him. Jovic is meh, Benzema will keep playing anyway, and midfield and defense stayed the same.

    We did nothing significant in terms of personnel change, so I only hope Zidane can change the attitude of the players.
     
  24. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The other two La Liga giants have issues on their own. Barcelona might have a better team than us this season, I admitted, but we might have better young players. Messi, Suarez, etc are not getting younger. They brought in Firpo, De Jong and Griz, but we bought in Hazard, Jovic, etc. Dembele and Bale are still around. Bale seemed to have turned arud, but Dembele is much younger. We failed to get Pogba and they failed to get Neymar.... both of us might be better off without them. So basically, Barcelona is just liked us. The difference would be whether Odagaard, Rodrygo, VJ an Kubo could turn thing around for us in the future.

    Atletico Madrid, I thought, started a revolution. They sold off their old guards, Lucas and Grizmann. Felix is a 120 million gamble which no one knows if they find their next "El Kun". I hate to say it.... I like Llorente. They are doing what I hope Perez would have done, but why do they sell Lucas and Grizmann? Are they doing better than us? Let me repeat myself. The difference would be whether Odagaard, Rodrygo, VJ an Kubo could turn thing around for us in the future.

    Bayern bought in Lucas which I like, but I know nothing about the rest of the new players. Coutniho will contribute, but they will not activate the buy clause. He isn't 120 million transfer. Perisic is 30 years old. We areprobably doing better than them.

    Juvnetus' plan is probably different. They want to win now while Ronaldo is still around. They bought n De Ligt. Rabio and Ramsey will be role players, but they are free. Their situation is different from us.
     
  25. rhexis07

    rhexis07 Member+

    Jan 24, 2007
    Singapore
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Whatttttt. No last minute transfer bomb????
     

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