Real Madrid: A detailed look into the ‘revolution’ of the club in 2021

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Brahim Diaz (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Brahim Diaz (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /


Earlier this week, MARCA dropped a bombshell by saying that the club is looking forward to sales only, and isn’t interested in loaning out players again. But considering the development of few players, it doesn’t make sense at all as some more time is needed for the players. Let us look at the case of each player individually.

Martin Odegaard is seen by the club as someone who will lead the next generation of youngsters. Though he has been happy at Arsenal and the London-based club would be interested in having him for another season, Real Madrid isn’t interested in loaning him out again and Zidane is counting on him for the next season.

Brahim Diaz has been of Real Madrid’s best loanees this season and AC Milan has shown interest to keep him for another season or buy him. In my opinion, it would be good for his development if he isn’t rushed back and spends another season on loan. But the club still counts on him, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he is brought back this summer, considering the lack of quality in attack.

Dani Ceballos has been good at Arsenal, but he hasn’t played at the level required to play for Real Madrid. Fabrizio Romano reports that  Dani Ceballos would return to Real Madrid after his loan spell ends and the club would be looking forward to selling him this summer.

Luka Jovic’s future is unclear at the moment. The Serbian had a disappointing loan spell at Frankfurt, with him scoring just 4 goals and being pretty much second fiddle to Andre Silva. His market value has fallen to 20 million, and the club might be interested in selling him. But if no other strikers signed, the club might call back Jovic. And Jovic does deserve a second chance at the club in my opinion.

Borja Mayoral has been arguably the most successful loanee this season, as he had registered 17 goals and 7 assists to his name. Real Madrid might actually be interested in bringing him back, but he is on a two-year loan deal with a 15 million euro buyout clause included. Roma would definitely try to activate the purchase option and use Mayoral as a replacement for the aging Edin Dzeko.

Takefusa Kubo had a highly disappointing loan term with the Japanese star getting just 1398 minutes of game time, and just a single goal in LaLiga. The 19-year-old should go out on loan again because it can be easily understood from this spell that the player isn’t yet ready for Real Madrid, but at the same time, a talent like him shouldn’t be sold to any other club.

Gareth Bale has been great in his loan spell, with 16 goals and 3 assists to his name in this season. The club might be hoping of seeing some suitors for the Welshman, as they want to sell him and get rid of his 17 million euros per year wages. But AS report that the 31-year-old is interested in returning to Real Madrid and see out the one year left on his contract, before retiring with the club.

Reinier Jesus had the worst loan deal of this season, to be brutally honest. He got to play just 339 minutes for BVB Dortmund while registering a goal and assist to his name in the limited playing time he got. Though he is on a two-year loan deal, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Brazilian teenager decides to leave the German club and go on loan to any other club where he can get consistent game time. And Real should try their best to ensure proper development of a player on whom 30 million were invested.

Jesus Vallejo has spent two years on loan, but there are no signs of improvement. In fact, it seems like he has regressed at Granada. He isn’t adept with the ball at his feet, and it looks like he has some problems with his discipline on the field. Maybe it is time Real Madrid sells him because he hasn’t shown anything which suggests he is fit to play for Real Madrid.