“You have to make the template shorter.” It was the maxim Ancelotti repeated in his presentation when, time and again, he was asked about the possible arrival of reinforcements. The coach, waiting for Mbappé to arrive or not and already with Alaba among his players, believes that there are enough people to fight for the three important titles at stake. But he doesn’t want a longer squad of 22 or 23 players.. It is enough for you to have all the posts folded. Above all, taking into account two factors. The first, which will have three men who are called to be important even if they are registered with Castilla. Are Miguel Gutierrez, White and Chust. On the other hand, that there are two footballers who are versatile, like Lucas Vázquez and Alaba himself, who can act in various positions.
The Madrid is pending, therefore, of dAr between four and five more casualties (the goal is five). Exits are a bit stagnant. When Ancelotti said that the squad had to be shortened, there were 29 players in it (not counting those who were already on loan, Reinier to Dortmund and Mayoral to Roma). Today, has two minus, 27, after the departures of Ramos to PSG and Varane to United. This last operation has left between 40 and 50 million euros in cash.
There are several names that have the transfer poster directly hung. The fundamentals are Isco and Jovic, but also Mariano. The club is determined to make money with them. The one with the most poster is Jovic. Madrid paid 60 million for him and signed for five seasons. After two, he would have to sell it for 36 million so that it did not have a negative impact on the accounts. There is an added problem with him, that he charges five million euros net and it is difficult for another club to give it to him.
With regard to Isco the problem is the same. There are no offers for him and he charges 8 million euros net. It is not ruled out that the club facilitates an exit for the midfielder at almost zero cost simply to get rid of that burden. Something similar to what happened with James, who received 10 million clean. Either way, the man from Malaga would go free in 2022. The difficult thing is that another club pays him what he charges in Madrid.
There are other cases of footballers in the squad who have ended up becoming entrenched inside. The most striking is Bale’s. You have already decided that apIt will last the year that he has left at Madrid. Its agents assure this newspaper that it will not come out. Mariano is the other one who has repeatedly refused to leave the club despite the fact that his participation, since he was recovered from Lyon for 27 million euros, has been only residual.
In another category are the players who have a future in Madrid but who now have no place. One of them is Kubo. The Japanese is taking advantage of the showcase of the Games. So much so that Madrid, beyond a transfer, is considering its sale. Now he is the fifth non-EU member of the squad (there can only be three) and he arrived at Madrid at zero cost, so any operation will leave a good surplus in the club’s coffers.
About Rodrygo there is some uncertainty, Bale being already extra-community (like Militao, Vinicius and himself), now he has no place. He is a player in whom the board trusts a lot. Therefore, Madrid’s first option is to register him with Castilla and not play the League until the nationalization of Vinicius arrives, which is expected in the next few months (but he could play the Cup, Super Cup and Champions). All in all, the possibility of a loan to a top team that ensures minutes cannot be ruled out. On the right wing (his favorite) there is a real overbooking of players, that’s why Ancelotti tried it on the left (that of Hazard and Vinicius) in Glasgow… and scored a great goal.
There is still a lot of market left and the squad will be adjusted, but with the current situation, for the first league game on August 14, Ancelotti will not be able to put Rodrygo on the list (this year, due to COVID, the possibility of summoning 23 players is still maintained), to begin with, and he will also have to leave out three other players from the first team, not counting Chust, Miguel Gutiérrez and Blanco.