The summer transfer window opened up the way for the new additions to European teams; additions which were followed by some exits as well
These new entrants may have caused the exits of two key players of the La Decima winning Madrid team; Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria
Alonso left for German Champions, Bayern Munich, while Argentine international Angel Di Maria left for Man Utd on a British record transfer fee of £60m
A top player at the club Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to the exits of the two players from the club, claiming that the new buys do not commensurate the departures
Ronaldo was speaking with Spanish paper Marca, when he said
"We'll see at the end of this campaign whether this Real Madrid team is better or worse than last season's.
"You can buy the top 40 players in the world and still not have a great team. I'm not saying that the players Real Madrid have bought aren't world class but you can't take stock until the end of the season," the 29 year-old UEFA MVP reacted to an earlier statement from head coach Carlo Ancelotti
"Di Maria and Xabi Alonso have been very important players for us. They did a phenomenal job over the years and I think [they should have stayed] they could have helped us a lot," he added
Another Real teammate Sergio Ramos, said on Wednesday that the club was for everyone, admonishing Ronaldo not to be too quick in judging the coach and the decisions of the management during the transfer season
"We may all have our own opinion and that's fine; I'm not going to start judging Cristiano's words or any player's. We belong to a club and we must abide by the rules of that club. My opinion I keep to myself, now is not the time to reach conclusions," Ramos told Marca
He further went ahead to praise the club's new intake, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez: "He's an internationally renowned player, recognized in the footballing world and can play an important role in our team. Everything that adds to the side is positive"
Ronaldo left Manchester United for a World transfer record of £80 million to Real Madrid in 2009 and has since then been a pivotal member of the team, helping them to the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup; not forgetting the La Decima win
From 2009 to date, he has appeared 166 times, scoring 178 goals for the Bernabeu club.
Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid have a lot to prove with the signings this season
As UEFA Champions League defending champions and La Liga pursuants, they have to win trophies for a Cristiano Ronaldo who has another tiger Lionel Messi always on his tail for the top player recognition awards.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently has been talking about his days at Manchester United and has never completely ruled out a possible return to the English premiership; he even advised Angel Di Maria to wear the number 7 he wore at Old Trafford