5 players who improved after leaving Real Madrid

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4. Walter Samuel

Walter Samuel signed for Real Madrid in 2004, following a successful stint with Roma. However, it wasn't to be for him in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid then made a loss and sold him after just one season to Internazionale. The rest, as they say, is history. Samuel is an Internazionale legend, having won the Serie A with them five times and the Champions League once.

5. Claude Makelele

Nobody can deny that Claude Makelele was an excellent midfielder for Real Madrid. The midfielder is one of the greatest of all-time and he spent three seasons with Los Blancos, winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League. However, it was when he left that he played his best football.

Makelele signed for Chelsea in 2003 and became a club legend there, winning the Premier League twice.


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