Real Madrid faces the beginning of the course with great uncertainty both on the pitch and in the market. The bad results in the preseason have accentuated last season's bad aftertaste, raising the expectation in this start in Balaídos.
While PSG and FC Barcelona monopolise the media spotlight with their negotiation for Neymar, in Chamartín they remain on the lookout, in case there is a historic market opportunity to break the piggy bank and fulfill an old dream for their fans.
Even so, Zinedine Zidane does not lose hope with Paul Pogba and will wait for the market closure in Spain to rule out his incorporation, although Donny van de Beek waits at the gates of the Santiago Bernabéu after his great season with
Meanwhile, 'AS' revealed on Thursday that the French coach will have to rethink the future of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, after not finding an economically attractive proposal to get rid of two players who occupy much of the payroll.
Beyond the transfer market, Zinedine Zidane shuffles its various options to jump to Balaídos next Saturday. The coach is considering whether to continue his bet of three central defenders or return to the line of four, after several experiments with mixed results.
The Frenchman will keep Casemiro alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos and the question is who accompanies Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard in the attack, a midfielder or a striker.