REAL MADRID have £260million in the bank as they look to revolutionise their line-up in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
James Rodriguez was the last “Galactico” signing Los Blancos made — and that was back in 2014.
Despite unparalleled success under Zinedine Zidane in the past two seasons, this campaign has been a disaster with only the Champions League left to fight for.
And Marca report Real Madrid are going to use all their resources on a summer splurge on new players.
A new attacker is the No 1 priority, with Cristiano Ronaldo likely, and Karim Benzema expected, to leave at the end of the season.
Harry Kane is thought to be their first choice, though it will be difficult to prise the England man away from Tottenham, while Neymar is the dream signing for Florentino Perez.
Real Madrid are also looking at long-term targets Robert Lewandowski and Eden Hazard.
Despite Keylor Navas doing little wrong in goal, Los Blancos will want a new big-name stopper.
David De Gea has been the man they’ve sought after for years now, but Manchester United have stood firm.
While Thibaut Courtois is another option.
During Spanish tycoon Perez’s first tenure as presidency, he introduced a policy whereby the club would sign a new “Galactico” every summer.
It resulted in the likes of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and David Beckham joining in a three-year spell from 2000 to 2003, which saw the world transfer record broken.
However, when he returned in 2009, he initially seemed set to proceed in the same manner.
He broke his own record — which still stood — by signing Kaka from AC Milan, before smashing that with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As well as superstar players, he also hired big-name managers such as Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, but European success was hard to come by, due to the incredible Barcelona side facing them.
But, in recent years, Perez changed tactic and promoted youth team manager Zidane, while targeting young, talented Spanish players.
The result was Real Madrid’s most successful season in over half a century, with back-to-back Champions League titles.
However, following such a disastrous campaign, Perez is ready to revert back.
Real Madrid have stood and added to their trophy cabinet by while Barcelona have splashed the cash in recent seasons.
But this summer, should see a new wave of Galacticos arriving at the Bernabeu.