Carlo Ancelotti reveals Florentino Perez has ‘big plans’ for summer transfer window

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confessed he is expecting big things from club president Florentino Perez in the summer.

Los Blancos have barely signed any players over the past few years as they prepare themselves for the summer, when both PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland are expected to hit the market.

Big changes are on the horizon for Real. Ancelotti was asked about them during a recent interview with Corriere dello Sport, and although he did his best to temper expectations, he revealed that Perez is ready to make some real noise.

“At Real, everything is the same and unchanging, the only thing that changes is the coaches,” he said. “The same physiotherapists, the same warehouse workers, the same journalists, the same vision, the same urgency of greatness despite the economic damage caused by the pandemic.

“In one year, at the end of 2022, the new Bernabeu will be ready and Florentino has big plans for July.”

The follow-up to that response was obvious: Are Mbappe and Haaland coming?

“Let’s talk about that later,” the boss said.

Mbappe’s potential arrival has been a hot topic in the Spanish media recently, and earlier in the week, Ancelotti was even asked about how he would fit the Frenchman into his squad alongside the prolific Vinicius Junior, given both players like to play on the left wing.

“Vinicius is a player who has to play on the left,” Ancelotti stressed. “He’ll keep playing on the left, no matter the teammates he has.”

Should Perez’s big plans come to fruition, Ancelotti could have the tough task of figuring out how Vinicius, Mbappe, Haaland and Karim Benzema all fit into one side. One look at Paris Saint-Germain this season and you’ll see how that’s not always easy.