Real Madrid Transfers: 5 Players in Line to Be the Next Galactico

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Real Madrid Transfers: 5 Players in Line to Be the Next Galactico
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Long heralded as the "Galacticos", the likes of David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo are names that will long live in the memory of Real Madrid CF. And even despite the club's astronomical spending patterns in the last few years, the days of signing star players for huge fees are now a distant memory for Real Madrid.

At least, under Jose Mourinho they are.

And if they were to bring in Rafael Benitez to replace Mourinho (should he depart), you can guarantee the Spanish coach will seek to bring in distinctively average players to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite Mourinho's future being far from certain, it's clear that there will be a summer shake-up at the home of the current La Liga champions, with Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria among the stars linked with an exit.

And with so many outgoings, it seems Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has his eye on snapping up some of the brightest talents in the game in order to relive the "Galactico" era.

There will be no shortage of funds in the mixing pot for whoever is coaching the side, and here we found five players who could be set for a move to the world's most successful club.

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