Five players who could leave Real Madrid on free transfer in 2022
After an unusually quiet summer transfer window in which they only signed two players, including one on a free transfer, Spain’s giants Real Madrid appear determined to retain their current squad.
Despite this, Carlo Ancelotti’s side still have a number of top players with less than a 12-month contract at the Bernabeu who could leave the club for free next summer.
We took a look at five players who could leave for free on June 30, 2022.
Bale joined Real from Tottenham in 2013 for a record Â£ 85.3million at the time. However, his stay in the Spanish capital since then has been anything but straightforward.
The 32-year-old made no secret of his frustrations with the club during his eight-year stint, sadly displaying a flag that read ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid – In that order’, while he was in international service in November 2019, shortly after a failed move to the Chinese Super League.
Bale’s disappointment with Los Blancos ultimately resulted in a one-season loan to Spurs for the 2020-21 campaign where he enjoyed a more successful year – scoring 11 times in 20 Premier League games for the Northern side. London.
Now, under new manager Ancelotti, the Welshman appears to be moving up the ladder at the Bernabeu, having once again become a regular part of Madrid’s first team, starting his first three La Liga appearances this campaign.
Bale has an impressive record with the 13-time Champions League winners, scoring 106 goals in 254 games for the club, but his injury record and hugely lucrative contract with the club could well mean he is allowed to leave for free. at the end of this campaign.
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Isco was once considered one of the best players in the world, winning the Golden Boy award in 2012 before being selected as one of the 30 best players on the planet in 2017.
Yet in recent seasons he has started to see his playing time dwindle at the Bernabeu – averaging just 24 La Liga appearances over the past two seasons and scoring just one goal during that time.
With the Spaniard not yet 30 and his best years perhaps yet to come, he has chosen to leave Madrid in search of greater first-team opportunities.
In recent years, the attacking midfielder has always seen his name linked to departures from the club he joined from Malaga in 2013, with Everton apparently the most likely to secure the signature of the quadruple European champion.
Modric has ensured his legacy as one of the all-time greats at the Bernabeu during his nine years at the club.
The 36-year-old has made more than 398 appearances for the team since arriving from Tottenham in 2012 and was instrumental in Real’s four Champions League wins between 2014 and 2018.
He then truly ensured his greatness when he became the first unnamed player Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or in 10 years in 2018.
However, as the Croatian now enters the twilight years of his career and his contract with the Spanish giants comes to an end, rumors about his future at the club have become abundant.
For now at least, it looks like Modric isn’t going anywhere, as Spanish sports daily Marca reports: âHe is in better physical shape than in previous years.
“This is why Real are planning to realize his dream and allow him to conclude his career with a contract until the summer of 2023. There are no official negotiations yet, but the club are open to this idea . “
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After 14 years at the club, left-back Marcelo is currently Real Madrid’s longest-serving player, although his contract expires in June 2022.
Due to the emergence of lateral rear colleagues Ferland Mendy and Miguel Guttierrez, it is conceivable that Marcelo would be deemed surplus to the needs of manager Ancelotti.
The decision to release the fan favorite and club captain would not be taken lightly by Real, but given he will be 34 at the end of the 2021-22 season, it might just make sense.
Marcelo has already sparked interest in a free transfer next summer, with the Turkish giants Fenerbache would be ready to intervene.
Blanco, 20, an academy graduate, broke into the first team last season, making a number of impressive appearances, and has already been marked as a star of the future by many club members.
Still, Real have yet to tie the promising defensive midfielder to a long-term contract, with his current contract expiring at the end of the current campaign.
Signs of a new deal with Blanco look promising, however, with a Marca report claiming that Madrid’s superiors have agreed to hand him a new contract with a release clause of 100 million euros.
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