Jose Mourinho won’t bolster Real Madrid squad in January
Jose Mourinho has put his faith in the current Real Madrid squad by ruling out the possibility of signing new players in January.
The Portuguese coach’s side are unbeaten this season and sit third in the La Liga table, two points behind early pace-setters Valencia.
Real, who have not won a trophy since their 2008 Primera Division triumph, continue to be linked with a whole host of players including the likes of Wayne Rooney and Fernando Llorente, but the 47-year-old tactician has played down the possibility of any winter additions.
“It’s normal there’s talk of players. Madrid is Madrid and there’s always talk of players,” said Mourinho.
“Mainly it’s great players because if you talk of mediocre players people won’t believe it.
“It seems normal to me, but as coach I have to say not only what I think but what the club thinks and that is that this is the squad until the end of the season. These are the players which we have faith in.
“Real Madrid have made the investment that they had to do in previous years and this summer.
“We don’t have the perfect squad, because the perfect squad doesn’t exist. We have an excellent squad with players who give me a lot of confidence and I don’t want any players in the winter market.
Mourinho added: “It seems premature to me and unrealistic when there is talk of signings in January when the coach, and surely the director general and the president will say that the market now and in January for Real Madrid is closed if nothing unusual happens.”