We are quickly making our way to another summer full of transfer rumors as Real Madrid works behind the scenes to find ways to improve this squad. There will definitely be new arrivals and departures to this team but, as usual, the Los Blancos decision makers will not be looking to revamp the squad. Real Madrid will be ending the season as La Liga champions and (at the very least) UEFA Champions League finalists as they prepare to take on Liverpool at the end of May. This has shown that even though the team needs some tweaks, it definitely does not need an overhaul.
Even though Real Madrid have a transfer budget, selling players will be of utmost importance in order to bring certain stars to the club. Selling a player not only gives you their transfer fee but it also empties a good portion of the wage bill, which helps in bringing players and offering current stars new and deserved contracts. Aside from the financial aspect as well, bringing in new players will decrease the chances of playing for some others currently in the team and therefore, moving them on will still be the best option for the club and player.
So who should Real Madrid look to move on in the upcoming summer transfer window?
Jesus Vallejo gets a lot of unnecessary criticism in the team for someone who has been very quiet and waiting for his chance. However, it’s true that he is surplus to requirements. He has barely been able to get his chance as there are four central defenders ahead of him in the pecking order and with the expected arrival of Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea, that just makes everything a lot more complicated for the Spanish defender.
The 25-year-old still has a lot ahead of him and has shown in his limited appearances that he has improved. Unfortunately, he’s just not good enough to be a part of this team and selling him will be beneficial to him and the club.
Carlo Ancelotti will possibly play him as often as possible for the remainder of the league campaign as he aims to gain interest in the Spaniard who has already left on loan thrice since arriving at Real Madrid at Real Zaragoza, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Granada. These loan moves didn’t always work well for the player but he has returned to Real Madrid with a lot of improvement but just not enough to compete with the defenders currently at the club.
Vallejo has always wanted to make it at the club but he would know by now that this simply isn’t possible. He’s still young and has a lot to offer, especially if he’s able to play regularly.