Top 10 players Real Madrid should regret selling
Real Madrid is the pinnacle of club football; a club most men dream of playing for in their careers. In terms of success, financial muscle and popularity, seldom can any other club match the might of Los Merengues. And, the club's glittering past is down to the loads of legends that have donned the famous white shirt.
However, the club's salivating desire to sign all the best players has seen a bunch of fingers pointed at their transfer policy.
The Spanish giants have been ruthless enough, and in an attempt to accommodate the best of the best, they have let off some real gems who deserved to stay at the capital. Needless to say, the aftermath of their sales might have left the club in deep regret.
Let's take a quick look at these players:
#10 Esteban Cambiasso
Real Madrid have always been blamed for failing to appreciate the hard work of their midfield anchormen, and for sacrificing them in lieu of signing attackers with flair. Esteban Cambiasso was a victim of this Galactico policy; he left for free to join Italian giants at Inter Milan for free at the end of 2003-04 season.
Needless to say, the Italian midfielder established himself amongst the very best in Europe and went on to win a treble along with a host of other trophies in his decade with the club. He won the UEFA Champions League in 2010 that completed the treble, on the same Santiago Bernabeu pitch he was cast out from, six years earlier.
Was there a better way to show Real Madrid how wrong they were in selling the bald-headed genius?