Arsenal fans who are hoping their club can sign Karim Benzema and Di Maria in the January transfer window may have their dreams come true finally as Real Madrid are faced with a debt of over €541m. Arsenal had tried to sign both players in the summer transfer window but failed as the club refused to sell but is is now been revealed that the 2 players and several more players could be forced out of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Earlier today, former director Carlos Mendoza told AS about the said debts after he was banned from saying anything in regards to the bogus debts earlier last month when Perez was faced with Real Madrid directors.
“The main thing is that the club’s debt is €541m … Florentino only recognises the net debt, which is what is due exclusively to the banks, at about €90m. But then, Madrid has more debts than with the banks – they have them to players, to clubs, to sporting organisations, with governments, suppliers.’’
“We have had to sell to offset the spending, like with Higuain… Ozil cost little and has been sold for a large fee. That impacts positively on the accounts, but the enormous expense has seen the accounts continue to accumulate.’’
‘’There is a risk that the club could be converted into SAD status. If the debt becomes unaffordable, it would require capital injections. Another way would be enter into voluntary administration…”
Wenger is currently in the market for a new striker after ending the summer transfer window without a single striker signing. Reports claim the gunners will try to sign the French man again once the January transfer window is flagged open. And with Real Madrid’s financial situation, it can only become easier for Arsene Wenger to finally get his man. And with injuries to players such as Podolski and Chamberlain, Wenger may just go back in for Di Maria who can play on both wings.