Spanish giants Real Madrid are in danger of losing Alvaro Morata, Isco and James Rodriguez in the summer claims Spanish publication Diario Madridista. The trio have struggled for game time under manager Zinedine Zidane this season and are reportedly tired of sitting on the bench.
Morata who was brought back by the Los Blancos after exercising their buy-back clause in the summer, paid Serie A club Juventus €30m for his signature. The 24-year-old though has not been able to secure a starting spot and has been relegated to just 18 appearances with a number of them coming from the bench while Isco has not done much better making 21 appearances.
The Colombian Rodriguez who was bought with much fanfare for a whopping €80m from Monaco after his brilliant performances for the national team in the 2014 World Cup, does not seem to enjoy the confidence of the Frenchman, despite chipping in goals when getting opportunities.
Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have been preferred behind the BBC, which means the trio could all move on in search of starring roles elsewhere. There have been a number of clubs who have linked to the trio, who would make the starting XI in most of the teams in the world.
Meanwhile, among the keen observers at Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final between Chelsea and Manchester United were representatives of Real Madrid, as the Spanish side continued to monitor their goalkeeping targets.
Fresh high-profile mistakes by Keylor Navas have reignited the debate around the Merengues custodian with David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois two options to replace the Costa Rican.
During the match, the United shot-stopper was certainly the more tested of the two, pulling off a world class dive to prevent Gary Cahill from opening the scoring in the first-half, although his positioning for N’Golo Kante’s winner has been questioned by some.
As for Courtois, the Belgian made himself big to deny a stunning equaliser for Marcus Rashford with the clock ticking as part of yet another clean sheet at Stamford Bridge.
The Real scouts made note of every little detail of both keeper’s performance, with further reports to be made as the LaLiga leaders consider where they will begin their pursuit in the summer.