Real Madrid, the champions of La Liga last season, will not be spending big in the current transfer window, confirmed earlier by the president Florentino Perez. It could be due to the ubiquitous financial crisis and the relentless transfer spree they had last summer – bringing in a host of marquee players to the club.
Much like their arch-rivals FC Barcelona, Los Blancos are filled with fringe players – although to a lesser extent – who are proving as a stumbling block to the wage bill.
Here are the five players who could leave the Spanish Capital this summer
The Colombian has never made his mark with the first-team since moving to Bernabeu five years ago. James has spoken about his lack of game time under Zinedine Zidane and shockingly revealed that Los Blancos passed up the chance to let him go last summer. Fortunately, Everton are seemingly providing the Colombian the escape route he has been desperate over the years. Carlo Ancelotti wants to work again with his former protege James and the transfer talks are said to be in an advanced stage.
The Spanish midfielder had a breakthrough season with Arsenal on loan, and the Gunners are ready to buy him permanently. Ceballos has also requested Los Blancos to let him join his former club Real Betis.
Jovic was an utter disappointment since he made his most awaited move to Bernabeu last summer. The Serbian struggled to replicate the terrific form he had at Eintracht Frankfurt and slowly became irrelevant. Los Blancos are ready to offload the young striker should a suitable offer knocks the door. Leicester City, AC Milan have previously registered their interest in signing Jovic.
Having been on the fringes for the past two seasons, Mariano Diaz could finally leave this summer. Madrid are said to be working on a deal with Benfica for the transfer of 27-year-old. Diaz was recently hit with COVID 19.
Diaz made his switch to the Spanish Capital last year but couldn’t break into the first team. The young Spaniard has been closely followed by AC Milan, whom Real Madrid are ready to offer him only on loan. Oscar Rodriguez was another player Milan were keeping tabs on, but he has been signed by Sevilla.