On top of that Zinedine Zidane has joined the coaching set-up and midfielder Alonso believes that the side are in a great position ahead of the new campaign.
"I think the new signings have been good for the team and the important thing is that we have built the base," Alonso said in an interview with Adidas.
"We are feeling very good about the season and have the highest of expectations.
"I have always admired him (Zidane) a lot. He is someone every footballer looks up to. I'm very motivated about working alongside him."
Madrid take on Everton in a pre-season friendly this morning.