The arrival of some new players to Madrid -Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo or Militao- and the possible signings of other top players in the market -Mendy, Eriksen or Pogba- open the door to some Real Madrid players that have won everything with the club. For some of them the idea of leaving the club is a reality, but others need still to decide their future.
Zinedine Zidane was very clear about the Marcelo’s future at the end of last season. The French manager wants him on board and he gave the Brazilian plenty of opportunities, perhaps even more than he deserved after his performances. However, Marcelo is a legend of the club and a good professional, so he has to decide about his future. Ferland Mendy, from Olympique Lyonnais, is about to arrive to be the left back of the team, so Marcelo will lose his status in the squad. Juventus are waiting for him. Will he leave the club?
His future outside Real Madrid is more certain. Zidane gave him some opportunities last season, but Thibaut Courtois is the goalkeeper of the future. This decision doesn’t not leave any room for the Costa Rican, who will be looking for a new club after winning three Champions League with Real Madrid in a decisive role. PSG could be his destination after Buffon’s departure.
The Andalusian playmaker was one of the last season’s protagonist. Unfortunately, not for his good performances on the pitch. He had a crucial role with Lopetegui, but was on the bench with Solari after a fight with the manager. Zidane tried to put him again on the pitch, but he wasn’t fit. Now his future is uncertain, especially after Hazard’s arrival. If a good offer arrives, Real Madrid might listen and he could leave the Spanish capital.
Even if he had good minutes with Solari on the bench, Zidane doesn’t look very keen on him. He could be a good replacement for Casemiro, even able to play in this role in important games, but Zidane prefers Valverde in that role. The Spaniard could be sold this summer with a re-buy clause. Even Atlético de Madrid, who are about to lose Rodri, are tempting the stopper.
The Dominican striker said that he wanted to stay in the club and fight for minutes. However, Luka Jovic’s arrival makes things more complicated. He didn’t have many minutes last season despite the terrible numbers in the attacking line and that he was the only natural replacement to Karim Benzema. However, his injury problems prevent him to have more minutes. Would he accept a role of the third striker of the team?