None of Real Madrid players will leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Despite Madrid’s disappointing campaign in La Liga Santander, all players–including Raphael Varane–have sworn to support Zinedine Zidane’s leadership and developmental plans ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Recent media reports have linked Zidane to equally big clubs like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Speaking at a press briefing, Zidane confirmed that Varane is “going nowhere,” adding that the 26-year-old defender has never made such demands known to Madrid board.
Zidane will remain at the helm for a long time to come and his players are committed to win more trophies with him.
The club management is standing solidly behind Zidane and his team. There’s no plan to sell any of the players though there are speculations that new arrivals are expected in the next transfer window. Madrid are focused on increasing investment in human capital.
Madrid will rather develop the players they already have instead of paying outrageous transfer fees for superstars. For instance, Marcos Llorente, who has remained an unused substitute since Zidane’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu, said he is sticking with the 46-year-old “for good.”
On his part, Zidane has praised Llorente for the loyalty and courage, and shown interest to exploit his strengths soon. There are hopes that the young midfielder will get more playing time next season. However, if the club eventually decides to sell him, there will certainly be a buy-back option.
Most Madrid players acknowledge that the Santiago Bernabeu is a perfect club to grow despite their failures in the 2018/19 season–having missed both La Liga and Champions League.
Ahead of the transfer window, however, no Madrid player has proposed to leave the world’s biggest, richest and most-prestigious football team.
Since no transfer request has been tendered to Madrid board, it is expected that every player will undergo performance assessment by the end of this season and, possibly, hold discussions with Zidane to ascertain their future.
Gareth Bale, the former Everton ace whose relevance in Madrid and Wales team has never been in doubt, will most likely leave Los Blancos–unless there are favorable terms and conditions on the table. Reports from England speculate the Welshman may be heading to China, a claim he is yet to refute.