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Are they really worth it?

Spanish giants Real Madrid seem to be on a spending spree. They have shelled out a staggering £139 million in the last couple of days and are rumoured to be lining up another four big money transfers in the coming weeks. Brazilian superstar Kaka has already joined the side from the spanish capital for £59 million, the highest transfer fee paid by a club yet. The record was held by Real Madrid themselves before they signed Kaka as they had spent £46 million on the legendary Zizou. Now, they are all set to break this record as well. Manchester United finally agreed a fee for the world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, the fees being £80 million. The transfer will go through as soon as Ronaldo agrees a contract with the Galacticos.

Florentino Perez has kick-started another Galacticos era and we can only wait and see how these two and the other yet to be acquired stars will fare in Spain and Europe this season. Real Madrid were humiliated in the Champions League by Liverpool and by Barcelona in the league. The Perez philosophy is simple enough to understand; shell out as much money as it takes to transform his club into a power to be reckoned with.

We finally come to the big question - Are they really worth all this money? I am of the opinion that it is Milan and Manchester United that will benefit from the deals than Real Madrid and no matter how good their players are Real Madrid never seem to able to find the right coach to manage them which has invariably given the other teams an edge over them. Having seen what Guardiola and Hiddink did at Barcelona and Chelsea last season I have realised the magnitude of influence the manager has on the team.

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