Real Madrid Transfers: Three surprising sales that could be made in 2022

Real Madrid, Florentino Perez (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal
Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /

The season of transfers at Real Madrid is a sight to witness and behold. These are the days that defy all the speculations made all year long by the fans and journalists. It is no less than a movie characterized by suspense, plot twists, disappointments, and most intriguingly, questions about the future.

Real Madrid’s market dominance is so great that even during the club’s previous cold transfer windows, players being connected with Los Blancos’ name now and then never truly ceased, and neither did the speculation of many departures from the Spanish club.

In a dynamic football environment that persists today, it has become even more critical for clubs to review their inventory ever so often, sort the pieces that no longer fit aside, and eventually, with all respect and in a metaphorical sense, let them go.

Here’s a brief list of players that might be shockingly ejected from Real Madrid in the next transfer window of 2022 for a variety of factors.

1. Dani Carvajal

Let us all admit that most of us did not expect this name to be here, but a part of us feared it would happen after Dani Carvajal’s consistent unexpectedly average performances all season long, and if that isn’t convincing enough, I believe Kylian Mbappe has almost solidified the reason why he needs to be sold.

All my love and appreciation for Carvajal’s legacy at Real, but he does not appear fit to be recognised even as the first choice right back at Real, and the only reason he has held the pedestal is how bad his backup, Lucas Vazquez is, renewing whose contract previous season is gradually becoming a burden for the club.

The Spaniard has also been prey to never-ceasing injuries which have taken a toll on him and played a part in receding his performances, something he should not be blamed for as physical fragility usually tags along with age.

Carvajal, even after being quite regular in taking the pitch this season, has only failed to make much of a difference as contrasted with his absenteeism.

It’s heartbreaking to see a local talent, who helped lay the groundwork for Real Madrid City with Alfredo Di Stefano, crumble this way. But Perez looks at everything from a business perspective. After years of wear-and-tear, depreciation, and yes, glory, Real’s most promising zero-cost asset is already approaching scrap value. However, to continue with the monetary language, a depleting asset begins to give negative returns if held for an extended period of time and is thus suggested to be disposed of for what is being given for it, regardless of how low the price is.