Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed that Real Madrid do not need to sign a new striker as Karim Benzema is the best No. 9 in the world.
The 71-year-old businessman has also indicated that Los Blancos‘ current transfer policy dictates the acquisition of young promising players.
“I insist that we have the best squad in the world and the titles back us up on that,” he told France Football.
“We are not going to spend for spending’s sake, for example.
“I have read and heard in some media outlets for years that Madrid need to sign a striker when reality clearly shows that Karim Benzema is the best forward in the world.
“What we do, in any case, is bring in very young players who will be the stars of the future, such as Vinicius [Junior] or Rodrygo [Goes], who was a candidate for the Kopa Trophy.”
Perez went on to discuss Luka Modic‘s Ballon d’Or award, as well as the mentality of the team.
“Madrid players have been awarded the last three Ballon d’Ors,” he added.
“We are very happy for Modric as his football and what he represents is part of our legend.
“He represents our values and I am sure that young people who will be at Real Madrid will be solid candidates in the future.
“Our goal is to be the best as this club must live up to its history and we play every game to win and never give up.”
Finally, he praised Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for his contribution to French football.
“[PSG] are already a great and friendly club, who are part of the football elite,” he noted.
“We do not need to give any advice to them because they have positioned French football in the place it deserves.
“Al-Khelaifi has done an excellent job, and to boost and make a club bigger, there are still no secrets as it only takes time.”