Real Madrid currently has 27 players with a first-team record after recovering a good part of the loaned players. Until August 31, anything can happen as the club is trying to find a way out for more than one.
If finally Ancelotti stays with these 27 players, he will have a great wardrobe to manage and there are footballers who deserve a chance after having few or no minutes with Zidane.
Dani Ceballos landed at the Santiago Bernabéu in the summer of 2017 and it was noted that he was not a player that the coach had requested since he spent more time on the bench than on the field. After two seasons, the last two seasons he was on loan to Arsenal where he has recovered a good part of his level although he is still not the player who dazzled at Betis.
With Kroos’ pubalgia and a new coach, the team’s doors have opened for him.
Martin Odegaard has hardly had a chance at Real Madrid. The Norwegian has gone from loan to loan but after a great year at Real Sociedad, the Whites stayed with him at the request of Zidane.
With Madrid he only participated in 9 games and in the winter market he asked for his departure, leaving on loan to Arsenal where he played in 20 games.
Real Madrid already knew they were signing a promising youngster when they acquired Kubo’s services. At 20 years old, the Japanese is breaking the door down in the Olympic Games being the leader of his team and has been asking for passage in this Madrid to give fresh air to a midfield that has been untouchable for years.
Miguel Gutiérrez debuted with the first team last April and it seems that he has come up from Castilla to stay. The youth squad plays in the left-handed lane and has left good feelings. Given the injury of Mendy and the state of Marcelo in recent years we can see Gutiérrez fighting for a starting position.
Another youth squad who was forced to make his debut with the first team due to injuries was Antonio Blanco. The midfielder was one of the best news for the team in the last part of the season and there are those who see him as a worthy successor to Casemiro. If Ancelotti gives him enough opportunities, he can be a good option to give the Brazilian air in that center of the field.
Hazard’s case is different. The Belgian has had practically no two seasons due to the amount of injuries and relapses he has had, and that only increases the desire of the Madridistas to see him in action. Hazard still has a lot to prove with Madrid and this has to be his year, the year in which he is once again the great player who made us fall in love with Chelea.