With the transfer window having closed last week, the world of football can breathe a sigh of relief. No longer will people have to hear about Ronaldo wanting to leave Real to avoid taxes, or that Madrid is on the verge of signing Kylian Mbappe for a world record fee!
Finally, fans can return to watching football instead of fantasizing over the latest transfer rumour –- that is, until December, of course.
To wrap up the summer anxiety, here is a helpful guide for reviewing the youngsters who departed Real Madrid Castilla in this most recent window.
Alvaro Jimenez (Getafe CF)
After spending the 2016/17 season with Getafe on loan, Jimenez made his move permanent after the club earned promotion to Spain’s top flight. Jimenez transferred for an estimated £900k and appeared in Getafe’s season opener against Sevilla.
Philipp Lienhart (SC Freiburg)
Lienhart joined Madrid’s youth system in 2014 after spending several years with Rapid Wien. He made frequent appearances for Castilla and found himself on the bench for a few first-team matches. SC Freiburg noticed his potential and signed him on loan for the 17/18 season for a set price of £450k. Lienhart has made five appearances in all competitions for Freiburg since his arrival.
Mario Hermoso (Espanyol)
Hermoso permanently joined La Liga side Espanyol for £360k. Having spent 12 years in Madrid’s youth system, Hermoso opted for a change of scenery. He previously spent a year on loan with Valladolid in the Segunda Division.
Jordan Gaspar (CA Osasuna B)
The Ecuadorian was never able to make a lasting impact with Castilla. Gaspar joined CA Osasuna B on a free transfer.
Aleix Febas (Real Zaragoza)
Febas is getting his first chance out on loan since joining Real in 2009. He’s appeared in Zaragoza’s first three matches of the season, totalling 192 minutes played.
Alex Salto (RCD Espanyol B)
Salto packed his bags and followed Mario Hermoso to Espanyol. He left on a free transfer.
Enzo Zidane (Alaves)
Enzo always had big shoes to fill because of his father. Instead of carving out an image in Zinedine’s likeness, Enzo opted to go in his own direction and leave Madrid. He joined Alaves on a free transfer.
Cristian Ceres (Villarreal CF B)
Cedres joined Madrid in 2010 from Las Palmas’ youth system. Having spent seven years in Madrid’s reserves, Ceres left to join Villarreal on a free.
Lucas Torro (Osasuna)
Torro was a fringe player with Castilla. He was too good for the reserve system but not good enough for the first team. His decision to leave Real was the right choice for his career. He previously spent a year with Real Oviedo on loan before joining Osasuna on a free transfer.
Alex Craninx (Sparta Rotterdam)
The Belgian goalkeeper left RM Castilla to join Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam. The transfer fee is unknown.
Federico Valverde (Deportivo La Coruna)
Valverde is something special. He joined Castilla from Penarol in 2016 and has caught the eyes of Madrid fans since. To continue his growth, Madrid elected to loan him to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna.
Mink Peeters (VVV-Venlo)
An Ajax product, Peeters elected to return to the Netherlands on loan for the 17/18 season. VVV-Venlo currently plays in the Eredivisie after achieving promotion last season.
Raul de Tomas (Rayo Vallecano)
Forever-on-loan striker Raul de Tomas has left Madrid again. He has joined Segunda Division side Rayo Vallecano. Tomas’s previous stops have seen him play for the likes of Cordoba and Valladolid.
Sergio Diaz (CD Lugo)
The Paraguayan international joined CD Lugo on loan for the 17/18 season. This is Diaz’s first chance on loan since joining Madrid in 2014. He has made three appearances for Lugo since his arrival and has yet to score a goal.
Considered one of Brazil’s rising defensive prospects, Abner joined Estoril in Portugal for the 17/18 season.