Last season was a traumatic one for everyone involved with Real Madrid. A club used to dominating and winning plenty of silverware, they ended the year with just the Club World Cup to show for their efforts.
They suffered an embarrassingly early exit from the Champions League at the hands of Ajax (5-3) in the round of 16 ending their hopes of winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive title.
Whilst domestically they stumbled to a third placed finish in La Liga, finishing a massive 19 points behind winners Barcelona in a campaign that saw them lose 12 times - a club record.
They got through two managers in Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari before managing to tempt Zinedine Zidane to return to the club. He wanted assurances over transfers and finances if he was to come back and Florentino Perez has certainly delivered on that front...
Not even a month since the season ended, Los Blancos have brought in 5 big money arrivals, 4 of which are 24 or under which shows that they're planning for the future.
Their ageing squad was really exposed last term and Zidane has identified that and acted quickly, so it's going to be really interesting to see how they line up next season.
The most recent transfer came yesterday when they confirmed the arrival of highly rated Lyon full back Ferland Mendy for around £47m - joining Eder Militao (£42m), Rodrygo (£40m), Luka Jovic (£53m) and Eden Hazard (£90m) in moving to Spain. Big money and they're not expected to be done there, with the likes of Paul Pogba Tanguy NDombele and Christian Eriksen all linked with a transfer.
A new midfielder is expected to be at the top of Zidane's shopping list but after spending over €300m on new recruits already, they need to sell to comply with FFP rules which come into effect on 1st July if they can't get a move completely quickly.