Real Madrid needs to make changes. The negative results of this season left the club with a bitter taste and put him in a place where he does not feel comfortable. He finished third in La Liga de España, eliminated from the Champions League in the eighth and the Copa del Rey in the semifinals (and in the hands of Barcelona).
He changed technician twice in the season. He went from Julen Lopetegui to Santiago Solari and then to Zinedine Zidane. The return of the Frenchman, who conquered the European title three times, includes a project of heavy investments.
Everyone is waiting for the Real Madrid market. There will be buzzing purchases and millions of euros at stake for several of the leading figures in European football.
What is known at the moment is that Zinedine Zidane will not consider Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos. There is also doubt about the continuity of Isco, Tony Kroos, Keylor Navas, Lucas, Nacho and Brahim.
"I have to tell people as coaches that we are always going to think about doing things well. We have won a lot and this will continue. The history of this club will always grow. As a coach I say that next year we will have many illusions to win many things. We are going to put everything we have at work, winning is the consequence of work. You have to work hard and well. We will do everything possible because the fans are proud of their team, "said Zidane on Saturday at a press conference.
The coach has already requested three players. Contacts were already made and the possible sales teams, already quoted: the Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (Chelsea calls 140 million), Serbian attacker Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt wants 70 million for him) and French defender Ferland Mendy (Olympique de Lyon quoted him 50 million). They are nothing less than 260 million euros ($ 292 million).
Of course, there may be negotiations on the way, and some of the players from whom Real Madrid wants to be detached could enter the transactions.
Other objectives of the merengue group, appear a more complicated plane, not to say almost utopian, as are Paul Pogba and Neymar.
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