Real Madrid Transfers: 3 players who must be sold to make important signings

Real Madrid, Luka Jovic (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Luka Jovic (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Luka Jovic
Real Madrid, Luka Jovic (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid fans want the club to make major signings in the summer 2022 transfer window – and for good reason. With the right players in the squad, Real could create a dynasty, built around superstars like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Obviously, those are the two dream targets, and Mbappe is essentially a done deal. But Madridistas also want a new right back and some midfield help.

Signing all these players will not be cheap at all. Getting the contracts of Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Isco off the books can help Los Blancos afford Mbappe and Haaland, especially given the team’s great financial planning and strength to this point. If Real want more, though, they must sell to buy, because they will not sacrifice their financial stability for anything.

Here are three players Real Madrid will have to sell if they want to make these kinds of signings.

ST Luka Jovic

We begin with Luka Jovic, who was signed for 60 million euros in the 2019 summer transfer window. Despite the promise he showed at Eintracht Frankfurt and his flashes of brilliance for Los Merengues, Jovic has never taken off in Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti has been keeping him out of his squad lately or even putting Mariano Diaz on the pitch in front of him. It does not seem like Real have any hopes for his future and may even want to push him to finally seek a transfer away from the Bernabeu.

Jovic will have suitors, particularly in Serie A. This is a striker with world-class potential who is still young and capable of scoring 20 goals in a season. Jovic is also a good passer in the final third, as we have seen with his deft flicks – and even backheel assists.

There are not many players Real Madrid can realistically sell for a decent transfer fee, but Jovic is one of them. No, they will not get anywhere near 60 million euros, but they should easily get more than 20 million euros, in addition to the money they will obtain from getting his wages off the books. With Haaland the main goal, Jovic is more than redundant. Keeping him just doesn’t make any sense financially or tactically.