Real Madrid were looking to get some money for several footballers and there is very little interest and activity. Everything seems to suggest that Varane could be the only important sale.
We are past the halfway point in the transfer window and there has been very little movement at Real Madrid. David Alaba arrived on a free and the rest of the players coming in are players returning from loan spells last term.
The summer, which looked set to be a productive one in terms of sales, seems like it will be similar to last summer with few sales and no big signing.
Given how things are, Raphael Varane is the player closest to leaving Real Madrid. A player who would be a starter under Ancelotti, but his contract expires in 2022, he is not renewing and he could still leave some money in the club’s coffers.
The major investment at the Bernabeu and the losses caused by COVID-19 have led to clubs looking to them looking to sell rather than sign.
In this sense, all savings are good ahead of the signing of Kylian Mbappe next summer. The Frenchman has been on Real Madrid’s radar for several seasons and it looks like 2022 could be the perfect time for him to join Real Madrid.
Nothing is known about the rest of the players who were due to leave. Jovic wants to stay and he is not desperately looking for another club. The Serbian cost 70 million euros and has shown next to nothing.
Mariano, as has been the case for a while since he left, does not have offers either and he is hoping to stay to persuade Ancelotti. Kubo will leave though and there are no offers or interest from his side to go to another club. Not even to the Premier League.
Isco has looked good in the first few training sessions and the Italian is waiting to see him in action to decide. In terms of sales, it seems everything will be decided towards the end of the market when the players will know whether the new coach counts on them or not. It will also be the time Real Madrid slightly lower their asking prices. At the moment, they are not budging.