Real Madrid’s exit operation

13 Aug 2020

Sell, sell and keep on selling’ will be Real Madrid‘s mantra this summer as they need to offload a number of players on their books in the hope of bringing in close to 200 million euros.

Players aren’t going to be signed and only those out on loan could return.

Martin Odegaard is on his way back, Dani Ceballos could follow and Andriy Lunin could too.

For now, though, the priority is looking at who will leave and the current situation at the club.

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois and Lunin are untouchable

The Belgian won the Zamora Trophy in 2019/20 and he’ll want to do that again next season while Lunin will be back-up as Alphonse Areola has left to return to Paris Saint-Germain.

Defenders: They’ve already brought in 48.5 million euros

Selling Achraf Hakimi to Inter for 40 million euros is seen as good business at the club, with five more to come in variables, while Javi Sanchez was sold to Real Valladolid for 3.5 million euros.

Jesus Vallejo will need to find a new home and doubts hang over Nacho Fernandez.

Midfielders: Only three confirmed

Odegaard will return and only an official announcement is needed, but beyond that the only confirmed midfielders for 2020/21 are Toni KroosFede Valverde and Casemiro.

James RodriguezIsco and even Luka Modric are facing more uncertainty.

Forwards: The eternal question of Bale

Gareth Bale isn’t wanted by Zinedine Zidane and his future appears to be away from the club.

Borja Mayoral looks like he could join Lazio, while Lucas Vazquez could also be on the move.

Luka Jovic has had a horrible first season in Madrid and Takefusa Kubo has already found a temporary home at Villarreal.

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