Though we are only part way through the season, rumours are already rife regarding what is going to happen in the next few transfer windows. Real Madrid have not had a great start to the 2017/18 campaign and it seems like there are a few players that could pay the price.
Reports are suggesting that Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane is planning to sell eight players in a mass clear out of the current squad. As we have mentioned over the last few days, Gareth Bale has been linked with Manchester United and this deal may in fact happen, as Bale is on the list of players Zizou wants to sell.
Zidane has been blamed for many of the poor results so far and it is obvious that he needs to change something in order to turn things around for the club, as Real are currently 10 points behind Barcelona in La Liga.
Eight Players Not In His Plans
Gareth Bale is the biggest name of those that have reportedly been deemed ‘surplus to requirements’ but some other first team players could exit the Santiago Bernabeu too.
Like Bale, Luka Modric arrived in Madrid from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and he has been at the club since 2012, winning many trophies in that time. Reports suggest that Modric is also one of the names that could leave in the summer, which would be a bit of a shock.
Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has stepped into the first team recently but he is also on the list of potential sales. Marcos Llorente, Achraf Hakimi and Jesus Vallejo all look like they may be shown the door too.
Lucas Vazquez and Dani Ceballos are expected to be sent out on loan in January, but it remains to be seen whether or not they return to the club once those loans end.