Villarreal will play next season the Champions League and the club is already preparing a competitive squad to go through the qualification round and arrive to the group stage. Historically, Real Madrid and Villarreal have a good relationship and can get a double deal this summer.
Denis Cheryshev played two season ago at Villarreal. Thanks to his good performance at ‘El Submarino’, Real Madrid decided to get back the Russian after the loan last summer. However, he had a terrible experience this season because of the Copa del Rey shocking knock-out because Cheryshev couldn’t play after being booked with Villarreal the previous season.
In the winter transfer window, Cheryshev went to Valencia and ended up playing some good games at Mestalla despite his problems with the injuries. Valencia wanted to keep the youngster but Cheryshev could end up in another club.
According to Superdeporte. Villarreal could pay between 8M€ to 10M€ for the 50% of the player value. For this clause, if Villarreal sell eventually Cheryshev, Real Madrid would receive half of the money.
Apart from Cheryshev, Villarreal is also interested on Diego Llorente. He played for Rayo Vallecano on loan last season doing a really good job. Despite his good performance, Llorente couldn’t avoid Rayo’s relegation and he has to look for another club this summer. Villarreal, playing Champions League, could be a good club for him. Besides, Bailly was sold to Manchester United, so Villarreal need another full back as a replacement.
However, Diego Llorente could even stay at Real Madrid after his good performance at Vallecas. If Nacho finally leaves the club -he has a good offer from Roma- Real Madrid would need a fourth full back. Llorente could be the perfect fit for this. Let’s see what is Zidane’s decision.