Is Real Madrid bringing back the ‘Galactico’ Era?

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Real Madrid are finally back on their feet with Los Blancos entering a new era under Carlo Ancelotti. The Spanish team is currently ranked second in the Spanish league standings behind league leaders Real Sociedad.

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However, there is a new shift in transfer policy in the Spanish capital. Real Madrid is famous for its tendency to sign the best players in the world for arbitrarily exorbitant prices, namely “Galacticos”.

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Real Madrid’s noble ambitions in the transfer market

The Galacticos era appears to be returning to the white half of Madrid as Perez looks to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain. Madrid made a huge offer of 200 million euros for the French player, but it was not enough for the Parisians to sell the striker.

Things could be different next season, as Mbappe will be a free agent if he does not sign a new deal with PSG. Furthermore, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is another young star that Real Madrid is looking for. It’s safe to say, if one of these two youngsters comes to the Bernabeu next season, the Galacticos era will truly return.

Moreover, Carlo Ancelotti will have one of the best teams in the world at his disposal, and it will be interesting to see what he can do with it.

The history of Real Madrid and the star team

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Real Madrid in the early 2000s boasted a squad full of legends such as Luis Figo (famous for signing from Barcelona), Ronaldo Nazario, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Iker Casillas. And let’s not forget that Florentino Perez, the current Real Madrid president, is the man who started it all.

A few years later, after a simple hiatus from his job (marred by a lot of controversy), Perez returned in 2009 and brought the Galacticos back. He signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Kaka in the same transfer window, making it one of the most memorable transfers ever.

Football – LaLiga – Levante – Real Madrid – Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain – August 22, 2021 Real Madrid’s Venusius Junior celebrates scoring his third goal with Karim Benzema. REUTERS/Pablo Morano

Since then, Madrid’s transfer business has been remarkably ingenious. They won four UEFA Champions League titles in 2010 and made sure they benefited from their extraordinary squad. With Mbappe and Haaland targeting, what does the future hold for Real Madrid?

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