Report: Real Madrid to offload 13 players in the summer

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 22: The Real Madrid emblem is seen before the start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and UD Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on March 22, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Real Madrid are reportedly set to show 13 players the door in the summer as part of a massive overhaul for next season.

Many changes are expected over at Real for the upcoming transfer window in light of a disastrous season.

Not only did they surrender their Champions League crown following a surprise defeat to Ajax, but Los Blancos have no chance of domestic silverware either.

La Liga champions Barcelona are 28 points ahead of Real ahead of this weekend’s season finale, while the Catalan club also knocked them out of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

Therefore, Real boss Zinedine Zidane is expected to complete a major summer overhaul, which will see up to €540m spent on just six players.

But Spanish newspaper Marca warns that these new star recruits will mean that as many as 13 players will have to make way. While a further four players could also be facing uncertain futures.

The 13 that have to leave

Keylor Navas is allegedly going to be the only one of Zidane’s goalkeepers that will have to leave. Since Thibaut Courtois’ arrival from Chelsea last year, the Costa Rican has found himself playing second fiddle for the majority of this season.

Apparently, Real president Florentino Perez is determined to offload Navas despite Zidane’s best efforts to convince him otherwise.

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Meanwhile, Sergio Reguilon is also expected to leave the Spanish capital along with Jesus Vallejo. Although it’s likely the young defenders will be sent out on loan rather than sold.

But Theo Hernandez, who has spent the past season on loan at Real Sociedad, could be sold this summer after previously struggling for minutes under Zidane during the Frenchman’s first spell in charge.

As for the midfield, Real are expected to make a number of big changes. Thus, Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos have allegedly been informed their time at the Santiago Bernabeu is up.

As for the returning loan stars James Rodriguez, Martin Odegaard, Mateo Kovacic and Oscar Rodriguez, they are all set to leave once again.

Naturally, Gareth Bale is among those expected to leave Real due to his uneasy relationship with Zidane. While fellow forwards Raul de Tomas and Borja Mayoral are also set to move on.

The four doubts

Despite only joining from Manchester City in January, Brahim Díaz’s future at Real isn’t guaranteed. Although it’s more likely the 19-year-old attacker will go out on loan.

Mariano Diaz, who has struggled to impress after returning from Lyon last summer, is also a strong doubt.

Meanwhile, Lucas Vázquez and Isco are facing anxious waits to discover whether or not they will get the chop this summer.

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 28: Nacho, Isco and Lucas Vázquez of Real Madrid walk to the substitutes bench during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on April 28, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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