Planning the ideal Real Madrid summer 2022 transfer window

Real Madrid, Florentino Perez. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Florentino Perez. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Eden Hazard (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Eden Hazard (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Eden Hazard

Ever since arriving at Real Madrid from Chelsea, it has been a downward slope for Eden Hazard. Each season is supposed to be his ‘comeback season’ before things just prove to go wrong for the Belgian. Nothing has gone to plan since his arrival and the time has come for Real Madrid to cut their losses. With a player on wages as high as Hazard’s, this will prove to be extremely difficult if not impossible.

The player wants to stay but he’s aware that his time on the pitch will be limited. This season, we have barely seen Ancelotti count on him and if Real Madrid bring in Mbappe next summer, then Hazard’s chances are even less. He will want to prove that he is still able to help but sometimes, a player has to realize that the train has passed and he will have to look for a new club to call home.

The starters who should leave

This is a bit of a painful part to write but as I mentioned earlier with Marcelo, all good things come to an end. This possibly rings true for Dani Carvajal. The right-back has been sensational during his time at the club but it looks like injuries and age have gotten the best of him. He’s no longer as explosive as he once was and in certain games such as against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, he has become a liability. It’s unlikely that

Another player who has proven himself as a starter to Ancelotti is Marco Asensio. The third highest goal scorer at the club this season has shown that he can find the back of the net but other than that, he has failed to impress. With the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappe and Rodrygo Goes as a backup, it seems like there may not be a place for the Spaniard at the club after this season. He does have a contract offer waiting for him according to reports but whether or not he will sign it is a different story.

The Manager

Throughout the course of this season, it has become clear that Carlo Ancelotti isn’t the right manager to take things forward at the club. His flaws when it comes to rotating the squad and trusting certain players have proven to be a massive problem that he has been facing. Going through another season with him at the helm could be disastrous.

As of now, all signs have pointed to him staying and fulfilling his contract which ends in the summer of 2023. However, with major changes expected in the team, having him stay could derail the project that Florentino Perez has in mind. Players that he counts on are exhausted and over-used. The ones he doesn’t count on are severely demotivated. This isn’t the type of atmosphere that you want at any club, let alone Real Madrid.

Who should they replace him with? Well, that remains to be seen. Managers may prove to be available as the summer approaches while the idea of promoting Raul Gonzalez is still there. Sometimes, letting go of a manager is more important than finding the ‘perfect replacement’. We have seen it when Zidane was appointed for the first time to replace Rafa Benitez. Of course, that proved to work wonders for Real Madrid which isn’t something we should expect with every manager.