Three players that could leave Real Madrid this summer

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After yet another season of disappointment for Real Madrid, especially off of the back of such a successful campaign in 2013/14, it's only right that Florentino Perez will want to assess his options.

It's likely to include handing Carlo Ancelotti his P45, but whether or not the Italian remains there will be wholesale changes to the first team.

How can there not be when circa €500m worth of talent ends up with no titles at the end of the season, save for a relatively meaningless Club World Cup and European Super Cup.

If Los Blancos want to be back at the summit of European football next season then a stringent assessment of the merits of each player will need to be made. And inevitably some will fall by the wayside.

Let's take a look at three players who could be leaving Real Madrid this summer...

Gareth Bale

At this juncture there appears to be a strong likelihood that the Welshman will be heading back to the Premier League.

Multiple media outlets are reporting the same stories, in that Bale is incredibly unhappy now in Madrid and that he could be used to lure David De Gea to the Spanish capital.

Suggestions have been made that Bale wouldn't be averse to a move to the red half of Manchester either.

It appears that Bale has become a scapegoat for Real's disappointing season, but his numbers in truth aren't all that bad.

19 goals and 11 assists compares with say Eden Hazard of Chelsea who has 19 goals and 12 assists, and yet many are lauding him as the Premier League's best player.

It's all about perspective and Real may find that they've dropped another clanger by not letting the Welshman work through the problems he has with his current form.

Iker Casillas

Although it's been reported elsewhere - Graham Hunter on talkSPORT is just one - that Iker Casillas has been told he will be staying at Real, the news that the club are still pursuing David de Gea isn't going to go down too well in San Iker's camp.

The Madrid number one wasn't happy at accepting the number two role when Diego Lopez was between the sticks during the Mourinho era, and he will be similarly unhappy to play second fiddle to de Gea.

Similarly to Bale, Casillas is unhappy at being singled out for whistling and booing from the terraces.

A Real Madrid legend, he deserves better than that, and a move abroad may be something that he himself instigates if the de Gea rumours become more concrete.


One of Real's players of the season, the loss of Isco to Los Blancos midfield could be catastrophic.

It's unlikely that Florentino Perez will countenance a transfer for one of Spain's brightest young talents, but equally the player himself won't play for the majority of another campaign sat on the substitutes bench.

Should Ancelotti stay, then it's clear that his preference in the middle of the park is Luka Modric.

There certainly won't be any shortage of takers for a player who has lit up the Santiago Bernabeu on a number of occasions this season.

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