Real Madrid are said to be gearing up for their busiest summer up till now in recent history as they look to address the key areas in what has been a dismal campaign for Los Blancos.
This is not the first time that Madrid have faced such a condition. The last time Florentino Perez faced such a situation at the Santiago Bernabeu, he ended up signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema.
Speaking about this season, Madrid have already spent 95 million euros on Rodrygo (45 million euros) and Militao (50 million euros) but Marca report that there are still plenty of signings to come.
Eden Hazard could be one of them as he has been rigorously reported to be close to moving to Real Madrid for a little less than 100 million euros, which take their total spending up to at least 195 million euros when the Belgian arrives.
Apart from Hazard, Los Blancos are working on bringing exciting striker Luka Jovic to Madrid, a signing that could end up costing them around 60 million euros more, which would take the figure to 255 million euros, a tally higher than that of 2009.
However, the spending is unlikely to end there, as Zidane is still looking for a left-back with players like Ferland Mendy who are reported to cost around 30 million euros.
Then there is Paul Pogba, who would not move for less than 140 million euros, while a backup option like Christian Eriksen would not be cheap either. Such huge numbers and we have not even considered talking about Neymar yet.
Real Madrid's squad building project is something that is impossible to achieve in one transfer window and could take two to three windows, after which they could be a force to be reckoned with once again in Europe.