Even though Real Madrid have seen four players leave this summer, more exits are on the cards before the transfer window closes.
Alvaro Odriozola is likely to be the next player to bid adieu to the Santiago Bernabeu. And, the Spaniard could be followed out of the doors by fellow defender Jesus Vallejo.
Indeed, as per journalist Miguel Angel Toribio on Radio MARCA, Vallejo is now ready to consider offers to leave Real Madrid in the ongoing transfer window.
The 26-year-old has been on Los Blancos’ books since 2015 but has largely been loaned out by the club. Vallejo has been part of the squad at the Bernabeu over the past two seasons but has hardly been called upon by manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Indeed, Vallejo has played just 12 times across all competitions in the last two seasons combined. The Spaniard is behind Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba, and Antonio Rudiger in the order of preference.
Ancelotti is understood to have told Vallejo that he does not count on him heading into the new season. Despite that, the 26-year-old centre-half was keen on staying put.
But, it appears that he has now changed his stance and is ready to consider offers to leave the Santiago Bernabeu before the transfer window slams shut.
It has previously been reported that the former Real Zaragoza starlet has offers on the table from clubs within Spain and outside to secure an exit this summer.
Vallejo still has two years left on his contract with Real Madrid, but his market value stands at a lowly €2 million. As such, it is unlikely that the Merengues can get a sizeable fee for his services. Even then, they would be happy to offload a player who is not in the manager’s plans for the future.
*Player market value from Transfermarkt
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.