According to reports in Spain, Zinedine Zidane has told three players that they can leave in the summer, with them being surplus to requirements, as Zidane aims to rebuild the squad.
Gareth Bale is the most valuable of the trio, with him having a truly disappointing season, with him seemingly having a broken relationship with the manager. The pair had a "short and tense" discussion about Bale's future, showing how much Zidane does not trust the Welshman, depicted by how Zidane decided to leave out Bale against Villarreal, despite Karim Benzema's injury.
Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League for several transfer windows now, mostly a return to Tottenham, the team he joined Real Madrid from way back in 2013.
Whilst Zidane has allowed Bale to leave, he has mainly allowed him to leave on loan, with this costing just €5 million , in contrast to the €70 million price tag he has for a permanent transfer.
Bale has featured on 42 occasions in all competitions, with plenty of those appearances being from off of the bench, scoring just 14 goals and assisting 5 other goals.
According to reports, one of the two other players that are set to leave are Dani Ceballos, who has been linked with a €35 million move away to Liverpool for a long time. The 22-year-old has featured for the club on 32 occasions this season, with 14 of those appearances being from the bench. In those appearances, he has only scored three goals.
The other player linked is Marcos Llorente, who is rumoured to be leaving for €65 million, with Manchester City being the ones that are the most interested in his signature. This is an extremely high price tag for a player that has barely been used throughout the whole season, playing just 13 games, either as a defensive midfielder or as a central midfielder. However, he has put in some very good shifts, and he currently has an average pass accuracy of 93.6%, a phenomenal stat for a midfielder in a Real Madrid side that has been so shambolic this season.
Zidane apparently told Marcelo that he will be staying, despite him being linked with a move away to Juventus.