By dint of not playing, all that remains is to prepare the ground for the following season. In most clubs, in addition to avoiding economic disaster, now is the time to plan. Which team for the next season (if one day the current season ends …)? What choices on the transfer window? What about loaned players? These questions, Real Madrid must answer, because many projects exist. The newspaper Marca listed them in its edition of the day. For example, there is the redesign of the midfield.
Luka Modric is 34 and is courted by Miami Inter in MLS. He also has another year on the job but can see that he has lost weight in the squad led by Zinedine Zidane in the past few months. Another decision to be made concerns Dani Ceballos, loaned without a purchase option to Arsenal. Real Madrid have a choice: they can lend it again, sell it permanently without any harm, or get it back to play. It will soon have to be decided, especially as Arsenal hopes to keep it one more season on loan.
What about Van de Beek?
Zineedine Zidane will also have to choose several positions between several players. Example with the guard post. The initial idea was to make Andriy Lunin number 2 of Courtois on his return from loan but Alphonse Aréola remains a possibility, especially since he feels good in Madrid and that PSG is not particularly hot to get it back. We will also have to make room for the return of Ashraf Hakimi, sparkling with Borussia Dortmund, but who wants to be guaranteed to play if he returns to Real Madrid. Same debate about the Norwegian Marin Odegaard, brilliant at Real Sociedad but who will no longer be content with a minor role.
Another project, that concerning the attack. Luka Jovic disappointed and as we told you before, Real Madrid are ready to recruit a new major number 9 quickly, with the possibility of Haaland in particular. Zidane will also have to decide on the recruitment or not of Donny van de Beek. Everything seems to be set with the player and the club but the finalization is still not done. As if the prospect of possibly attracting Paul Pogba could call everything into question. One thing is certain, there is a job at Real Madrid!