Real Madrid: A realistic sale price for every player on the transfer list

Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) /
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The summer transfer window before the start of the 2022/23 season is soon coming, and in order to put the much-talked-about Galactico project in order, Real Madrid will almost certainly be looking to unload certain players from the team.

These players have undeniable potential, but they have not been able to put it to use at Real Madrid for a variety of reasons. Some were dream acquisitions that tragically failed to materialise, while others were lacklustre returnees from loan periods, and after spending time with them, Los Blancos are now ready to part ways.

Another reason to secure their departure is the wage bill, which must be amended to accommodate the high demands of Kylian Mbappe and other stars who may come to Madrid in the coming months.

Let’s take a look at the players that are almost certain to exit Real Madrid this summer, as well as the realistic price Real Madrid should expect another side to pay for them.

Real Madrid, Jesus Vallejo (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Jesus Vallejo (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /

Jesus Vallejo

Real Madrid recruited Jesus Vallejo in July 2015 for a reported sum of 6 million euros, and the Spaniard’s subsequent years as a Los Blancos player have been unimpressive. After a string of underwhelming loan spells, the player has returned to Madrid, and it is evident that the club does not see him as a long-term option.

Vallejo’s contract expires in 2025, but the club wants to get rid of him immediately to clear space and get rid of deadwood.

Vallejo’s asking price should be around the amount for which he was purchased, given that he has played hardly anything this season and his past loans at other teams have shown little or no personal improvement. In this instance, the parties’ negotiating strength will play a part, but only to a certain degree.

Verdict – 5 million euros

Mariano Diaz

Mariano’s case is comparable to Vallejo’s, although only slightly better. Mariano was seen as a promising young talent who was expected to produce spectacular results in the future, but the reality has been quite the contrary. The infamous former number 7 has remained sluggish in white, and aside from a few goals in crucial moments, he has not had any standout performances that may create a reason for him to stay.

Unlike Vallejo, Mariano may receive some offers, but the matter would still be complicated because the player has been opposed to leaving the club for the past three seasons and is inclined to take a similar stance again. However, if circumstances change, the striker’s selling price should be far lower than what Real spent for him. Mariano’s departure might be valued at little more than 7 million euros at most.

Verdict – 7.5 million euros

Borja Mayoral

Another youngster who showed hints of progress at first but has fallen short of expectations. His previous loan stay at AS Roma was pretty remarkable, so that was a silver lining, but his latest time at Getafe has been quite a letdown.

Real will consider bids after his loan at Getafe expires, but given the striker’s contract with Los Blancos expires in the summer of 2023 and there isn’t much time left on it, substantial monetary offers for his release are doubtful. The club may contemplate selling him for a fee of up to 10 million euros.

Verdict – can be sold for 10 million euros