It looks like this will be a very busy offseason for Real Madrid even after conquering La Liga title and having a go at winning the Champions League trophy in Cardiff. Los Blancos want to sign five players this summer, according to reports from Spain. Here are the five players on Real's shortlist.
- Kylian Mbappe: The French wonder kid will most likely be Real's next galactico if reports from the press are accurate. Madrid should be ready to spend quite a lot if they really want to sign Mbappe away from Monaco as the deal could reach even more than €100 million. He's still 18 years old but Mbappe has been the main reason behind Monaco's brilliant season.
- David De Gea: Even though Keylor Navas has been playing very well lately, Real Madrid could finally sign the Spanish goalkeeper. Apparently, Navas would be ready to stay and compete with De Gea this time, meaning that Kiko Casilla will most likely leave the club if Madrid finally decide to sign De Gea. Will Jose Mourinho let his starting goalkeeper go now that Manchester United will play Champions League football next season?
- Theo Hernandez: This will be Real's first signing. In fact, the deal will be announced fairly soon as Madrid only need to pay his €24 million release clause and reach an agreement with the player. This deal is all but done and even Theo's teammates are joking about it ahead of their Copa del Rey Final against Barcelona. Coentrao will leave the club now that Hernandez will be the player backing up Marcelo.
- Jesus Vallejo: Real Madrid need a center-back when Pepe leaves the club and Jesus Vallejo will be the one chosen. The Spanish defender is already a Real Madrid player but he has spent the season playing for Eintracht in the German Bundesliga. Vallejo appeared in 25 matches for the German side and impressed many with his ability to distribute the ball and his defensive awareness. At age 20, it's clear that he has plenty of room for improvement, so being alongside Sergio Ramos in every training session will surely help him.
- Marcos Llorente: He is also a Real Madrid player who spent the season with Alaves, showing that he can be a useful player and even compete with Casemiro for a spot on the starting lineup. Zinedine Zidane will finally have a pure backup for the Brazilian midfielder when Llorente returns to the team.