Real Madrid are reportedly considering a major squad overhaul with up to six players being offloaded this summer to rebuild the squad.
Things haven’t gone well for the Spanish giants so far this season, as they remain in third place in La Liga, 10 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.
Further, they haven’t entirely convinced in Europe in defence of their Champions League crown, while Julen Lopetegui has been sacked already with interim boss Santiago Solari in charge until the end of the season.
In turn, there are changes expected on the bench as well as in the squad, with Calciomercato noting via TV show ‘El Chiringuito de Jugonese’, that Marcelo, Isco, Jesus Vallejo, Lucas Vazquez, Keylor Navas and Dani Ceballos could all be moving on at the end of the season.
That is a significant number of players who make up a crucial part of the squad both in terms of offering quality and depth, and so there will surely be significant spending at Real Madrid this summer too to fill those voids and ensure that they aren’t left short in their bid to compete on multiple fronts.
Marcelo and Isco are of course the stand-out names given their influence in the side over the years, while the other quartet are arguably less of a surprise given that they’ve struggled to cement their place in the starting line-up for some time.
It promises to be a fascinating summer in the Spanish capital if such an overhaul is undertaken, with the club under pressure now to replace several stalwarts such as Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema who aren’t getting any younger either, while it could be argued that they have failed to efficiently replace former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo too.