Savings plan to be able to sign
“Before getting in, allow to exit”. It is the slogan that they launch from the Bernabéu every time the option of possible reinforcements for next season is considered. The club expects at least five players to come out of those who are currently part of the squad. Four are on the market: James, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano. Furthermore, they will release Modric and Marcelo to decide their future and they would listen to offers for Nacho if he wants to look for minutes outside. To this we must add the possible transfers of Brahim and Reinier.Only if the ‘exit operation’ leaves the expected results in the box and free chips in the squad, Madrid will go to the market. If not, there is complete peace of mind thanks to the level of transfers: Achraf and Odegaard will return to stay and some like Ceballos, Reguilón or Kubo may have room depending on the departures. That places Madrid in a privileged position in the face of the crisis. The numbers are scary.The white entity has budgeted total income for this season of 822 million euros. They are broken down into four main games: 161 million for membership and subscriber fees and ticket sales, 109 million for friendlies and international competitions (only 10 for friendlies), 180 million for television rights and 371 million for marketing. All of these games are seriously threatened. If Madrid lost only 20% of that income, in the best case, it would stop entering 165 million euros. A problem, because the expenses will always be the same (741 million). All in all, in the sporty aspect you stay calm. The situation of the club is unbeatable with respect to other entities, but it is evident that you have to lighten the salary mass and sell to some player if you want to buy others.More particularly, Madrid obtains an income of 54 million euros just for membership fees and subscriptions: If you play half of the season that comes behind closed doors, you can only receive half of that money. Having the museum closed is another drama: three million people visit it per year and the entrance (joint to the museum and the tour) costs an average of 20 euros. As to the stores generate 25 million per season and are also closed … Everything, according to official accounts. The setback may be important, but there would be a technical KO without the television money.Salary reduction.With the agreed salary drop of 10% (if the competition resumes) 45 million are saved this season. But what about the future? It is counted that of those who must leave there are those who have a very high tab, especially Bale (30 million euros gross) and James (18). Mariano charges 8 (always gross), Brahim and Odriozola 7, Ceballos 6, Vallejo 4 … Madrid aspires to cut at least 80 million euros from the 283 that represent the salary mass of the staff. As of today, there are only estimates at the club of how much revenue will fall this season. No one is sure what the final figure will be. If the competition were to resume, it would be a great relief because, at least, the money from the television would come in. But the box office and much of the marketing has already been lost, especially considering that it will be played behind closed doors “until there is an effective vaccine or treatment for the disease,” said Irene Lozano.