Real Madrid’s Summer Clearout: Transfer Specials


Real Madrid’s Summer Clearout: Transfer Specials

After a woeful season, it’s no secret that Real Madrid will be seeking fresh blood this summer. Zinedine Zidane most likely wouldn’t have taken the job had he not been promised significant funds not to mention control over who comes in.

However in the era of PSG, Manchester City and unprecedented Premier League wealth, Real Madrid can no longer simply out-muscle the rest of Europe in the transfer market. As well as some of the deadwood in the current squad, they have a host of players returning from loan deals this summer and before they can afford to spend big, they will need to shift a host of players to create some funds and make room for those much awaited new arrivals.

Here are some of the big name players that have been linked with a summer exit and the odds on where they might be heading.

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Gareth Bale – 3/1 to Join Manchester United

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Gareth Bale’s future is certainly one that will be very much up for discussion. It’s no secret that his relationship with Zinedine Zidane isn’t the best. In previous seasons Bale may have had a case to be mystified at his exclusion from some key games. However this term he has failed to produce the goods for three different coaches and the Bernabeu crowd has now very much turned against the Welshman.

A summer exit appears the best solution for all parties and Real Madrid would gladly listen to offers. However Bale has repeatedly stated his desire is to stay in the Spanish capital. His form this season has been so poor that it’s hard to see anyone being willing to match his reported £250,000/week wages or pay a huge fee for a player who turns 30 in July. The only likely candidate is perhaps Manchester United, who may struggle to compete for the best players on the market this summer with Champions League football looking less likely. Read more on the race for the Champions League places in the Premier League here.

Despite Real’s desire to sell him, Bale is now as short as 1/2 not to sign for any other club before the start of next season.