There will be some difficult decisions for Real Madrid to make in the current transfer window. The club may have to part ways with some quality players like Dani Ceballos, Andriy Lunin, or even a loanee or two if they no longer want to continue with the Merengue club. Some of these situations could go either way.
But there is a trio of players Real Madrid need to move on from and should have no intention of keeping around, as they do not meet the standard of what the club is looking for.
According to El Debate’s Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, none of Mariano Diaz, Jesus Vallejo, and Luka Jovic are in the future plans of Real Madrid. And I wrote those three in order of least rated to highest rated, as Mariano is a player Madrid have been trying to offload for multiple summers now. He will not leave, both because of a desire to maintain the same wages and a desire to fight for a spot in the squad.
Jovic had big games against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid when Karim Benzema was injured, but he was otherwise poor. He is anonymous too often and does not have the traits to fit a No. 9 at the Merengue club. Jovic is a talented young striker who could do great things somewhere else. If Real cannot get a good enough transfer offer, they may be forced to loan him to a club where he can score enough goals to actually secure a reasonable fee in 2023.
Finally, Vallejo was the most useful of the three, showing better defending than expected at the end of the season, including in a decisive Champions League fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu against Manchester City.
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All three of these players are better off going to different clubs, where they will get more minutes and could actually have quality seasons. They are not bad, but they are not at the level Real Madrid needs.