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5 players Real Madrid could sell in January 2019

Muhammad Saad
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4.63K   //    15 Dec 2018, 16:40 IST

Time for Florentino Pérez to spring into action!
Time for Florentino Pérez to spring into action!

On May 26 2018, Real Madrid lifted their 13th Champions League title, accomplishing a three-peat in the process, as Zinedine Zidane's men trumped over Klopp's Liverpool 3-1 at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex. On balance, it was all sunshine and rainbows for Madrid fans as they walked home full of the joys of spring that day.

Fast-forward to December 2018, Real Madrid are undergoing one of the worst patches in their 116-year history.

So how did it all start? Well, it's pretty difficult to trace the root cause of the problem, but if I were to take a vague guess, the seed was sown with the shocking departure of Zinedine Zidane.

Nevertheless, the reasons don't really matter much. What matters is how the plight can be bettered, and obviously a massive turnaround is needed to achieve that. The January transfer window is just around the corner, and Los Blancos will have to be in full swing to acquire the much-needed recruits.

Of course, that also warrants jettisoning the dead wood. On that note, lets take a look at 5 players Real Madrid could sell in January.


#5 Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas has found himself warming the bench
Keylor Navas has found himself warming the bench

Since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer, Keylor Navas has found himself warming the bench for the greater part of the 2018-19 season.

Clearly the Costa Rican, who is a three-time back-to-back-back Champions League winner, isn't too happy with his present situation, in a recent interview, he went on to complain about it.

I went from winning three Champions League titles to not playing

The future of Navas at Real Madrid doesn't look bright, bearing in mind that Santiago Solari, Real Madrid's current manager, has already confirmed Courtois to be his first choice. Consequently, Navas is reportedly pushing for a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu in January, and as things stand, his wish might be granted before long.

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