Real Madrid 'plan to sell at least five players' to fund transfers

Real Madrid ‘plan to sell at least five players’ to fund transfers this summer with Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez among those in line for axe at the Bernabeu

  • Real Madrid are set to offload five star players in the summer transfer window 
  • The club’s hierarchy have said that they must sell before they bring players in 
  • Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vasquez are nearing the exit door
  • Madrid are allowing Luka Modric and Marcelo to decide their futures too 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Real Madrid are preparing to offload at least five of their players this summer as the club’s hierarchy make it clear that the club must sell before they buy as they anticipate a financial hit from the coronavirus crisis. 

Prior to the global pandemic, the Spanish giants had been planning on a big summer of spending, with boss Zinedine Zidane looking to freshen up the squad he has at his disposal, with Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga linked. 

However, according to AS, the club’s hierarchy have set out that several top earners must leave in order to free up the wage budget as well as provide further funds to spend in the market. 

Gareth Bale heads a five man shortlist of Real Madrid players nearing the exit door this summer

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has been told he must sell several players before buying

Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vasquez and Mariano have all been transfer listed, with the Welshman and Colombian pining for a fresh start after a miserable few years at the Bernebeu.

Alongside those four, Los Blancos are also willing to allow Luka Modric and Marcelo the choice of deciding where their futures lie this summer. 

Modric has been linked with a move away while Ferland Mendy has been identified as the man to take a more regular role in the Brazilian’s left back berth. 

Lucas Vasquez, James Rodriguez and Mariano Diaz have also been transfer listed by the club

Spanish reports suggest the club are preparing for a financial hit from the coronavirus crisis

Like most clubs across Europe, Madrid are feeling the financial pinch from the coronavirus-inflicted suspension of football. 

With a loss of matchday revenue, television money and funds from other friendlies and competitions, they are left with a shortage of income to cover their huge expenditures of £658million. 

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