The pre-season has just started and Real Madrid players are in Montreal (Canada) to prepare the first friendly games of the season. On the plane we saw some faces that might not start La Liga against Celta de Vigo in August. Florentino Pérez and José Ángel Sánchez are still working to find a solution.
Llorente was sold to Atlético, Kovacic went to Chelsea, Raúl de Tomás travelled to Lisbon, Theo Hernández joined AC Milan, Reguilón went on loan to Sevilla, same as Odegaard and Luca Zidane, who joined on loan Real Sociedad and Racing Santander. However, there are three players that need to leave the club still in the squad: James Rodríguez, Borja Mayoral and Dani Ceballos. Some others might also leave the club.
James Rodríguez is negotiating with Napoli. De Laurentiis, Napoli’s owner, said recently that Florentino is being tough in the negotiations and the deal cannot be closed yet, although the player agrees to join the Serie A team and work again together with Ancelotti. Real Madrid are requesting around €50M to be paid now, not a great deal for the quality of the player and the current market situation.
Some Sports Bet Listings website is also reporting that Borja Mayoral can join Real Sociedad or Levante, where he played last season. However, his options are quite open and he might also leave La Liga, although his priority is staying. The other European champions Under 21, Dani Ceballos can also leave the club. His relationship with Zidane cannot be said to be excellent and Tottenham or Milan are chasing him. Both are still on holidays.
Apart from these three, there are others that can leave the club. Nacho or Vallejo need a new club after Militao’s arrival. Isco or Lucas Vázquez might also leave Madrid if some interesting bid arrives, although Zizou counts with them. Mariano needs to find a new club, because with Jovic he will have few opportunities in the new season. And then, of course, Gareth Bale, but Los Blancos have not received yet a good offer for him. Will he continue at the club?