A report suggests five players have told Spanish giants Real Madrid that they want to leave the club in this transfer window, due to a lack of minutes on the pitch.
Click through the gallery above to see who the five players are that have asked to leave Real Madrid in this window, according to El Confidencial.
According to El Confidencial, a few first-team squad members do not want to waste another year on the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite the arrival of the new manager Julen Lopetegui.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Croatia international Mateo Kovacic became the first player to tell the Madrid side that he wants to leave after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The report suggests that midfielders Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente, goalkeeper Luca Zidane, as well as striker Raul de Tomas, have also now asked to leave in this window, which could be damaging for the new season.
Ceballos, who joined the club only last season from Real Betis, is happy to return to his former team, while Llorente and de Tomas are linked with moves to Sevilla and Getafe respectively.
The Spanish publication is not sure where former coach Zinedine Zidane’s son may end up in the coming months, but it is likely that he remains in the Spanish top flight.
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