Real Madrid new signings Arjen Robben and Gabriel Heinze are presented at the Bernabeu stadium on August 23, 2007 in Madrid, Spain.
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With Robben and Heinze on board, Madrid now have one strong-looking squad – consider that this summer they have also signed Dutch wonderkid Royston Drenthe, German centre-half Christoph Metzelder, Portuguese defender Pepe, Dutch flyer Wesley Sneijder and Argentine pocket rocket Javier Saviola, as well as welcoming back Julio Baptista from Arsenal and Roberto Soldado from Osasuna.
Real has a younger, hungrier squad than for some time – it helps that they cleared out some veteran galacticos (Beckham, Ivan Helguera, Roberto Carlos and Emerson, for starters), as well as some deadwood (Antonio Cassano, Francisco Pavon and Jose Antonio Reyes).
I really like the look of their squad, and think they could do very well in the Champions League this season. In fact, they are my early tip to win it. Do you agree?