Real Madrid finally made their first sale of the season – not including players from the Castilla – when they officially announced the transfer of Luka Jovic to Fiorentina. It was a free transfer, but with a 50% sell-on clause, so it’s not the worst thing in the world, although the loss that the club has incurred is pretty rough.
Still, what’s done is done, and Jovic was never going to get significant minutes at Real Madrid. So it’s better for all parties involved.
Now, Real Madrid have realised the next three players to be sold after Jovic’s transfer was officially completed. According to AS, Real Madrid ‘hope’ that Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Dani Ceballos will follow Jovic in leaving the club this summer.
Ceballos, Mariano and Asensio just wouldn’t get minutes at Real Madrid
Real Madrid still need to sell some players before the summer transfer window ends, and these three take up important roster spots that could go to someone else. Perhaps, Sergio Arribas, or a new signing, or a player that has come back from loan. We don’t know, but Real could have someone useful on those roster spots, but they’re being wasted currently.
Marco Asensio, frankly, isn’t good enough for the club. He’s not the first-choice right-winger, and I can only hope Real go for someone else if he is sold.
For Dani Ceballos, I do feel a bit sad, because it’s not like he doesn’t want to get minutes. He does want to play for Real, but it seems very unlikely after the signing of Tchouameni. I am pretty sure that Ceballos would be a Betis player by the end of the transfer window, because we all know about the love he has for the club, and it would only make sense for him to play for the team, because he’d be a starter there.
Ceballos showed towards the end of the season that he still can be very useful for other good clubs, he just needs a chance to play for one of them, and hopefully, something happens so that he can go.
Mariano is the most complicated one out of the lot. It’s clear that he knows he will never have a big role at Real Madrid, but he chooses to stay anyway because of his salary. Mariano knows he wouldn’t get paid that much anywhere else, so he stays at the club.
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It’s a shame, because he can actually be an interesting player for a team like Getafe, but he just doesn’t leave. You know the word ‘hope’ mentioned in the report? Well, I think they know Asensio and Ceballos can leave. It’s just that they’re hoping Mariano follows suit.