Stay or leave? Real Madrid fans have a say on who should continue next season.
- Stay or leave? Real Madrid fans have a say on who should continue next season.
After a week of utter humiliation, Real Madrid find themselves out of every competition. FC Barcelona ended their La Liga and Copa Del Rey title challenges in a span of 3 days after successfully defeating them twice at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos' only hope of any silverware lied in their beloved competition, the UEFA Champions League. They were leading 2-1 after the first leg but Ajax knocked the champions out in an extraordinary fashion after defeating them 4-1 at home and 5-3 on aggregate.
Following the disappointing loss to AFC Ajax, MARCA launched a macro-survey of Real Madrid supporters. The poll was taken by more than 400,000 fans. In the polls conducted, fans made their opinions known on who they want to see at the Bernabeu next season and who they want to see shipped off. Vinícius was the one with the most votes the fans want to see, while Bale, Marcelo, Kroos, and Benzema are among those with the most votes that should not continue at Santiago Bernabeu.
The players who the fans want to see plying their trade at the Bernabeu next season are:
Vinicius Jr, Reguilon, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Odriozola, Marco Asensio, Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho, Thibaut Courtois, Dani Ceballos, Casemiro, Brahim Diaz and Isco.
In the same survey, the players that the fans want to be sold in the upcoming transfer window are:
Gareth Bale, Vallejo, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Mariano, Karim Benzema, and Valverde.
Vinicius won the highest percentage of votes and with 90%, it looks like he's the most loved player right now. This season's revelation Reguilon is also becoming one of the fan favorites gaining 89% in the polls. Meanwhile, the forgotten players like Navas and Isco received a nod from the fans as it indicates the fans want to see more of them.
Gareth Bale right now is the most unpopular face among the fans as he's a received a whooping 92% of the votes in the list of the players who should be shown the door in the summer. Joining him on the list are some elite names such as Marcelo, Kroos, and Benzema.
Marcelo, Kroos, and Benzema have been quite instrumental to Real Madrid's recent accolades but their dip in form this season has got the fans impatient and wanting for more. Reguilon's impressive displays have seen Marcelo rot on the bench meanwhile more is expected from players of the stature of Kroos and Benzema.
Mariano who was given the iconic no 7 is also wanted out of the club and Fede Valverde seems to be the victim of fans who want to see more of Isco and Ceballos.
Looks like Perez has a lot of tough decisions to make in the upcoming transfer window as we may witness some of the biggest players in the world making a switch to the Spanish capital whereas some big names may be shown the door.