Real Madrid management are satisfied with their summer sales campaign.
While buyers could not be found for transfer-listed players Ruud van Nistelrooy, Rafael van der Vaart, Royston Drenthe, Christoph Metzelder and Mahamadou Diarra, Real were still able to raise almost €90 million from sales. This, in addition to the wages saved, represents a big success for Real president Florentino Perez's new team.
Real Madrid - Summary of departures during the summer transfer window:
- Arjen Robben : €25M, signed by Bayern Munich.
- Wesley Sneijder : €19M, transferred to Inter Milan.
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar : €8M, sold to AC Milan.
- Alvaro Negredo : €15M, sold to FC Sevilla.
- Javi Garcia : €7M, recruited by Benfica.
- Javier Saviola : €5M, left for Benfica.
- Daniel Parejo : €3M, transferred to Getafe.
- Miguel Torres : €2M, enlisted by Getafe.
- Gabriel Heinze : €1.5M, transferred to Olympique de Marseille.