The year has not gotten off to the finest of beginnings for Real Madrid. As if the club's shocking loss to Villarreal in La Liga wasn't demoralizing enough, it was defeated 3-1 by FC Barcelona in the Supercopa Espana final. Despite the fact that the Whites' roster needs a complete rebuild, particularly in some parts of the pitch, the January transfer window was quiet for them as well.
To that aim, even if he has steadfastly refused to purchase any players during the present January transfer window, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has quietly asked Real Madrid to sign a new fullback and a striker. Diario AS has reported this and also implies that the Real Madrid camp has rejected Ancelotti's request. The contract situations of many prominent players, notably Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric, who all have contracts that expire at the end of the current campaign, may also require attention from Los Blancos.