Real Madrid ready to ship out FOURTEEN players this summer including Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas as Zinedine Zidane looks to rebuild squad
- Real Madrid are set to offload up to 14 players in a major rebuilding project
- Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas will be allowed to leave the club
- Zinedine Zidane is keen to bring in Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Luka Jovic
- The Welshman is reportedly wanted by Paris Saint-Germain and Man United
Zinedine Zidane is set to have a major overhaul at Real Madrid this summer where he could let up to 14 players leave in a bid to get the club back to winning ways.
The Spanish giants have struggled both domestically and in Europe after they were dumped out of the Champions League in the last 16, while also finishing the season trophyless.
Zidane is hoping to bring in Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Luka Jovic to turn the club’s fortunes around but this will mean the end for the likes of Keylor Navas, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale at the club, according to Marca.
Gareth Bale has been told he will be allowed to leave Real Madrid in the summer
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas has also been told he is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu
Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez is also unlikely to return to the Bernabeu
As things stand, 19 players are set to be a part of Zidane’s pre-season plans in the United States on July 8 while several others face uncertainty over their futures.
Navas has been told he won’t be needed for 2019-20 campaign and is free to find a new team, with Andriy Lunin and Luca Zidane set to be named as back-up goalkeepers for Thibaut Courtois.
When it comes to the defence, Jesus Vallejo, Theo Hernandez and Sergio Reguilon are all unlikely to be at the club beyond the summer.
Zidane is keen to bring Lyon full back Ferland Mendy in as competition for Marcelo while Eder Militao will complete his move from Porto once the season has ended.
Christian Eriksen (left) and Paul Pogba (right) are on the lift of players Zinedine Zidane wants
Zidane will allow up to 14 players to leave the club as he begins his rebuilding project
Brahim Diaz (left) could be allowed to leave in a bid to free up more first-team spaces
HEADING FOR THE BERNABEU EXIT
Jesus Vallejo, Theo Hernandez and Sergio Reguilon
Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente, Mateo Kovacic, James Rodriguez, Martin Odegaard and Oscar Rodriguez
Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz
When it comes to midfield, Mateo Kovacic, James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard could all be allowed to leave as Real target Pogba, Christian Eriksen and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek.
Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Oscar Rodriguez are also potential names that could be heading for the exit at the Bernabeu.
Bale, the most high-profile name on the list, has been told that he will be frozen out of the first team should he not be able to find a new club this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been mooted as potential destinations for the Welshman.
Hazard has been heavily linked to replace Bale with Real ready to make a £86million bid for the Chelsea talisman.
Lucas Vazquez, Brahim Diaz and Mariano Diaz could also be facing anxious waits over their futures at the La Liga side.