Gareth Bale's world record transfer to Real Madrid as well as the signings of Isco and Asier Illarramendi have been the final pieces to build the 'second generation' of 'Galacticos'.

The original big spenders, Madrid have not let themselves be shown up by relative newcomers Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Manchester City and broke their own world record to sign Bale and immediately gave Cristiano Ronaldo a pay rise to appease the Portuguese forward.

While a La Liga title is always welcomed in Madrid, the prize they seek is the Champions League trophy and the second generation got well under way last night with a 6-1 drubbing of Galatasaray.

GiveMeSport looks across both 'generations' to find the best ever Galactico signings...

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#La Liga
#UEFA Champions League
#Real Madrid
#Zinedine Zidane
#David Beckham
#Football
#Cristiano Ronaldo
#Ronaldo