Zinedine Zidane lists eight Real Madrid players on the transfer market in a bid to earn cash
Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid is optimistic about the 2020/21 season after conquering the La Liga in the 2019/20 for the second time in his managerial career. Next season’s objective will remain to reclaim the crown as champions of Spain ahead of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid while also focusing on winning the club’s 14th Champions League.
The French manager has plans for the summer including a few signings as well, however, COVID-19 has impacted Real’s finances leaving them with a very limited transfer and wage budget to work with. To overcome the financial struggle the club is facing currently in the transfer market, Zinedine Zidane has proposed a deal to Florentino Perez to offload eight players this summer to help garner funds.
The first two players are Jesus Vallejo and Reiner Jesus whose deals have already been closed. Reiner Jesus has signed a two-year loan deal with Borussia Dortmund and Jesus Vallejo’s loan deal with Granada has been extended by a single season.
Borja Mayoral has also been added to the loan list and the club is looking to offload the player soon as there is no space for him in the team with Luka Jovic’s presence. With Mayoral, Mariano Diaz will also be vacating the Spanish capital for good, however, he will be sold rather than be sent on another loan.
Next on the list is Sergi Reguillon. The Spaniard has been impressive this under Julen Lopetegui and will face Inter Milan in the final of the Europa League. However, with Marcelo and Mendy on the left flank, there is little to no room for the player to grow. Real will be looking to extending his loan move upon the completion of the Europa League.
James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are the two obvious names on the list, however, offloading the Welsh winger will be a challenge as no club as shown interest in meeting the player’s wage demands. Meanwhile, for James, the player is in talks with Manchester United and Atletico Madrid and only time will tell for the 29-year-old’s future.
The last entry on the list Oscar Rodriguez. With the return of Martin Odegaard next season, there is no space for the set-piece specialist at the Santiago Bernabeu. It is most likely that Oscar’s loan deal will be extended by a season or two.
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