Real Madrid look likely to miss out on Neymar while a deal for Paul Pogba is also off the charts. That means the former European champs have more or less concluded their business this summer, although Bruno Fernandes has been still linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu.
On the flip side, however, the Spanish giants still have a lot of unwanted players in their current roster, who are not only adding up to the wage bill but are unlikely to help the team either. In this article, we will talk about three players Real Madrid should offload before the transfer window slams shut on September 2nd.
Following an exceptional spell at Olympique Lyonnais, Mariano Diaz returned to Real Madrid with a great deal of promise last season. So much so, he was even offered the number seven shirt previously worn by former club icon Cristiano Ronaldo, who subsequently moved to Juventus.
However, the Dominican forward failed to live up to the expectations, enduring a terrible 2018/19 campaign. He featured in only 438 minutes of league football, scoring three goals. And with the arrival of Luka Jovic, it’s unlikely Diaz will be considered as a key part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the new season. Hence, a move away from the Bernabeu makes sense for the 26-year-old.
Much like Mariano, Brahim Diaz arrived at Real Madrid earlier this year with a lot of promise. But, the youngster failed to make himself even a bit-part player, featuring in only 377 minutes of league football during the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Diaz was only involved in three goals before he suffered a hamstring injury in July that has been keeping him out on the sidelines. Additionally, the 20-year-old is unlikely to get regular opportunities, following the arrival of Eden Hazard and Rodrygo while the likes of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale have also been retained.
That means Real Madrid should at least sanction a loan deal for Brahim, which should help him gain some valuable experience at the highest level of football.
Lucas Silva makes a strong case for being the most unwanted player at Real Madrid. The Brazilian initially joined the club from Cruzeiro back in 2015. But since then, he has made only nine competitive appearances for Los Blancos.
At the moment, the 26-year-old is only getting paid to watch from the stands, with his current contract at the club expiring at the end of this season. Real Madrid, therefore, should offload him this summer as he is unnecessary being chartered into the club’s wage bill even though he won’t surely be considered as part of Zidane’s plans this season.