Luis Figo has warned Real Madrid not to expect success despite their major outlays so far this summer.
The ailing Spanish giants are attempting to rebuild following the return of Florentino Perez for a second spell as president.
But despite the £56million spent on Kaka and the proposed £80million deal with Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, Figo has warned that big-spending does not guarantee success.
The Portugal legend was a key part of the successful Galacticos era which Perez presided over during his first spell at the Bernabeu.
"The philosophy continues to be the same - to sign great players," he said. "I only hope that the on-field results accompany that.
"It's normal that you would always prefer to have the best players in the world, but this doesn't guarantee you success.
"You cannot buy success, although at this time Perez is buying everything he wants."