Real Madrid has reportedly decided to not spend big this summer market, however, the Los Blancos will conduct a major downsizing at the end of the season.
With recent reports suggesting Real Madrid would not be making any huge signings this summer, due to the economic conditions of the club surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Los Blancos could consider offloading some players to garner funds.
Gareth Bale, it is known by many that Zidane refuses to put Bale on the starting lineup, even if there is an injury crisis or a very important game. With his growing age, inconsistent performances, and high wages, it is hard to justify keeping the Welshman in the team.
The player’s attitude towards the club and the controversies do not help his case either. With him playing Golf, sleeping during games or holding up a flag which says “Wales.Golf.Madrid in that order” there are not many supporters who want him at the club either. The funds from his transfer could be allocated to buy new young prospects which could help the club massively.
James Rodriguez, another player struggling to find his form and a place in the Real Madrid starting eleven. With an already decked out midfield at Real Madrid, it is hard for the Colombian international to find a spot as there is nobody to bench.
Also the role James plays best in a team is obsolete in today’s football, it is would be even more difficult to include him into the squad. However, it would be comparatively easier to sell him due to his abilities and the growing interest of midfielders in the market.
Luka Modric, there is no doubt that the former Ballon D’or winner is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation with numerous titles under his belt. But, the Croatian is set to turn 35 this September, and although brilliant he is not able to play a full 90 minutes on the pitch. The good news for the Merengues is that a replacement of similar quality and of great prospect has been found with the likes of Martin Odegaard, so the departure of the player would not greatly affect the quality of the squad.
What Real needs to do is to offload players who do not provide a great deal of benefits to the team or prove to be a liability for them. It would not only help them carry out more transfers to bring younger, promising players but also help mellow out the current economic crisis.
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