Real MadridPreparations for the 2021/22 season began on Monday, albeit not with a full squad, while around half of those currently training have an uncertain future and are playing to impress. Carlo Ancelotti.
The simple truth is that The whites He has too many players, so the Italian coach will use the first days of his new reign to enforce the rule on the team and see who goes on to the next round of auditions.
Departures this summer are inevitable, even before we start thinking about possible arrivals, under the name of Kylian Mbappé it keeps resonating and exciting.
Starting at the goal, the untouchable state of Thibaut Courtois casts doubt on the other ‘goalkeepers, and although the club has faith in Andriy Lunin need to play more games. That’s something Ancelotti He may seek to solve it, either through a loan or by giving him more games, as in the Copa del Rey.
On the right side it appears that the reserve man is Alvaro Odriozola, with Dani carvajal other Lucas Vazquez seeming to be the first and second choice for the new boss. The Basque defender may be forced to look the other way again, as he spent the second half of the 2019/2020 campaign on loan at Bayern Munich.
On the other hand, now it seems that Marcelo he will stick around, even though he’s unlikely to see regular playing time. Ferland mendy He is the first option, but his request for a salary increase could cause friction between him and the club.
Midfield has several different cases. Martin Odegaard he’s back with excitement and hopes the manager change will mean a rebound in fortune for him as he looks to finally have a decent playing time in the white jersey after four different loan spells.
Brahim diazmeanwhile, i was very impressed AC Milan what Real Madrid they are determined to keep it, although another loan agreement could be concluded soon. Ultimately it depends on what Ancelotti makes him in preseason.
Then there is Isco, whose time at the club seems to be over. The 29-year-old has been given permission to miss the start of preseason training while fixing his future, a future most likely far from Madrid.
Only three forwards from the first team are currently training and only one of them is safe to be in the team for the next season: Rodrygo goes.
The progression of the former Santos player has not been as explosive as expected, but the club has a lot of faith in him. That is not the case with Luka jovic other Mariano diaz, WHO Real Madrid they are looking for destinations for, although their well-paid contracts could prove a problem in that regard.
The 12 players who are currently on vacation after or still compete in the Copa América and Euro 2020 are not all certainties to remain in Real Madrid after the summer either.
Courtois, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Luka modric other David praise they are untouchable. To that list we can safely add Casemiro, Eder Militao and probably Vinicius Junior other Fede Valverde also.
Doubts worry Eden Hazard, which is injured again, as well as Gareth Bale other Raphael varane.
There are many things to Ancelotti to figure it out, but we’ll have a better idea of what your team will look like for 2021/22 in the coming weeks.