Real Madrid have sent a total of seven players out on loan in the 2021/22 season, and, so far, none of them is truly lighting things up. Borja Mayoral and Takefusa Kubo have had their moments, but nobody looks like a sure-fire, first-team star.
That means Los Blancos will have some big decisions to make. Will they sell some of these players? If they go for another loan deal, which new destinations will be out there? And can anyone get a call up to the first team?
Let’s take a look at what the Merengues should do with each of the seven players they loaned this season.
CB Victor Chust
Cadiz center back Victor Chust received first-team action for Real Madrid in 2020/21 and played reasonably well, earning himself a loan move to one of LaLiga’s most annoying defensive sides, Cadiz. Chust must be impressing there, though, because Manchester City have apparently shown interest in the 22-year-old.
Although Chust has been impressive at times and has earned himself steady playing time for Cadiz, the reality is that he is not nearly consistent enough nor a good enough athlete to assert his case as a future first-team player. But he COULD reach that level.
Real Madrid may be open to selling him, but I doubt they would get a good offer. Another loan move is possible or a sale wherein they retain part of the player’s rights, such as they have with Fran Garcia, Jorge de Frutos, and even Oscar Rodriguez.
Verdict: Sell while retaining a portion of rights or simply loan again