Real Madrid plan to let 17 first-team players go for this summer market. Elimination from the Champions League will not alter transfer policy.
Many fans may demand signings to strengthen their squad due to their disappointing performances in Europe. Los Blancos’ top priority is to offload players.
Although Zinedine Zidane will certainly stay at the club, his coaching against Manchester City was criticised, along with the below-par performances of some of his men.
Real Madrid have not managed to make it through the Champions League’s last 16 in the last two seasons. But the coronavirus crisis will force them to prioritise sales.
Los Blancos want to make 180 million euros from sales, and they have already collected 60m euros from the departures of Achraf Hakimi, Javi Sanchez, Jorge de Frutos and Dani Gomez.
Martin Odegaard has not ruled out returning to Los Blancos. However, he wants to be a first-choice midfielder. This could happen with the departure of Luka Modric, who has one year left in his contract.
As sources from Real Madrid confirmed to MARCA, the Norway international’s future will be decided this week.
Many of Los Blancos’ supporters want to see him playing under Zidane next season.
With Zidane in the dugout, Dani Ceballos’ future seems unclear, despite his good last stretch of the season at Arsenal, who would like to sign the player.
Takefusa Kubo and Reinier Jesus will depart on loan as Vinicius Junior. Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao occupy the three non-EU spots for the time being.
Real Madrid regard Vinicius as a key part of their project. They are not completely satisfied with the lack of opportunities he was given last season.
Just like Borja Mayoral and Jesus Vallejo, Los Blancos have put Sergio Reguilon up for sale. And he will depart unless Marcelo leaves the club, an option that is not that likely.
The Sevilla loanee has performed well this season and he is valued between 25 and 30m euros.
Meanwhile, Alvaro Odriozola will return from his loan spell at Bayern Munich to act as cover for Dani Carvajal. Madrid are trying to find solutions regarding the futures of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
Los Merengues want to get rid of both of them. But they are adamant that they are not willing to simply give them away.
There are doubts about whether Real Madrid will try to sell some of the old guard, such as Modric and Lucas Vazquez.
The cases or Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz seem different as the club want to offload them.
Luka Jovic was one of the club’s bets for the future last summer. But they haven’t ruled out selling him if a good offer arrives. Although his departure would imply the need to look for a replacement.
Last but not least, Real Madrid have placed their confidence in Eden Hazard, who has had a below-par season mainly due to injuries.
Credit: Marca English