Although they are second on the Primera table and will play in the 1/16th finals of the Champions League, Real Madrid is playing below the expected level this season and it is increasingly certain that there will be big changes in the "royal club" in the summer.
Definitely in the playing staff, and very possibly on the bench. Zinedine Zidane can never wake up a team in which most players have already won everything that can be won, and after the elimination of Copa Del Rey from the third league club, it is clear that someone will have to be guilt for those bad results.
We will see if the coach will be in that group as it is hinted, or if the Frenchman will gain confidence on the account of earlier results, but it seems that there will be no sentimentality for some players. Among them is left-back, Marcelo.
The experienced Brazilian has a contract for another year and a half, however, Ferland Mendy managed to push him out of the starting lineup. It is written that Monaco is interested in 32-year-old Marcelo and will try to attract him with a rich contract, according to which he would earn 6,000,000 euros a year until 2024.
That is a third less than he currently receives, but having in mind that he is not at his best years, it is very possible for a Brazilian to accept the invitation. Real shouldn't make a problem for him, because they would definitely earn some money by selling Marcelo before the contract expires, so what they are already thinking about is the position of left-back.
According to Marca, Real Madrid is not impressed with the previous games of Mendy, and it could easily happen that the French national team player will get the role of a reserve from next season. To avoid that, he will have to start playing well in the next few months.
The return of Sergio Reguilon, who was sold to Tottenham last summer for 35,000,000 euros, is reportedly being considered, but with the clause that he could be bought out and returned to Madrid for 10,000,000 more. That option will mostly depend on who will be the coach of Real Madrid next season because it was Zidane who decided that the 24-year-old Spaniard could go to London.
The market in terms of left-backs is not so good, so the people of Madrid will surely look at their yard as well. Marca writes that one of the players from the youth team could get a chance, above all 21-year-old Fran Garcia, who is currently doing well on loan in Rayo Vallecano, and he hopes that he could be invited back to the "Bernabeu" soon.