VALDANO: NO MORE SIGNINGS FOR REAL
By Jonny Owen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real's director of football insists that they are not getting carried away with the signing of Zinedine Zidane but don't plan to add to the squad just yet.
"I am quite sure that there will be no further signings," said Valdano. "However, things may happen after that, but we are not obliged to sign anyone.
"I don't think we have the best squad in the world just because we have the world's best footballer. If we thought like that it would cause problems."
Despite no immanent signings, Valdano admitted that they would have liked to see Manuel Pablo and Javier Zanetti arrive at Santiago Bernabeu, but have missed out due to Pablo's club not willing to sell and Zanettis' wage demands.
"Manuel Pablo is a player that we like but Deportivo don't want to sell. The problem with Zanetti is a financial one, he is a great player and a good person but his transfer fee and wages are high which causes a problem for us.
"It is now harder for us to enter the Italian and English markets. However, there have also been cases of players dropping their wage demands just so they can play for real Madrid."