3 former outcasts Real Madrid regret selling
- A look at 3 former outcasts Los Blancos should never have sold
Real Madrid has long been a club which always strives for glory. Sadly, their enormous ambition to become the best sometimes costs them dearly. They usually would not hesitate to sell their outcasts, even when the players have considerable talent.
Some of the former Los Blancos's outcasts are becoming superstars at their new clubs and could even outshine several of Madrid’s current players.
The Spanish giants are currently in crisis after the club endured a nightmare week where they got dumped out from both Copa del Rey and Champions League. They now only sit in regret as some of their former players continue to shine at their respective clubs.
Therefore, let us quickly take a look at 3 of these players that Los Blancos regret selling:
#3 Jose Callejon
Jose Callejon played for Real Madrid for 2 seasons. He was bought by Los Blancos from Espanyol in 2011 to add depth on the flank and had mostly played as a second fiddle. The arrival of Gareth Bale ultimately ended his career at Bernabeu and he was immediately sold to Napoli.
However, he became an instant hit for Napoli in his debut season where he scored 15 league goals. He also became an integral part of the highly-praised Maurizio Sarri's side in 2017/18 season. Now he has been a regular for the Italian giants for 6 years already. Despite scoring less this term, the Spaniard is still doing well overall and has provided 11 assists.
Real Madrid are currently struggling on the flank because of Gareth Bale's dip in performance while Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio have not been able to produce much. With Callejon's current productivity level, he could easily slot at Los Blancos's flank as a starter.