5 shirt numbers to be vacated at Real Madrid shortly after Champions League final


Toni Kroos is the first departure to be confirmed at Real Madrid even before the Champions League final is played. But Kroos won’t be the last. An exodus of players is expected which would ultimately open up vacancies in shirt numbers at the club.

Here are the shirt numbers that could be vacated at Real Madrid in the next few days.

Number 6

The Real Madrid captain is tipped to leave at the end of the season. However, there have been contrasting reports claiming Nacho could do a U-turn and stay.

Nacho has been a loyal servant of Real Madrid and a quality centre-back at that. If he ends up leaving Madrid you’d expect the club to sign a new defender and his number 6 go to someone else.

Number 8

Kroos bows out after the Wembley final, leaving behind a legendary shirt number. Real Madrid will only give that number 8 shirt to another superstar deserving of it.

Vinicius already let the cat out of the bag on who will take on that shirt when Kroos finally departs.

Number 14

Joselu has impressed beyond belief in his loan spell at Real Madrid — 17 goals and three assists are superb numbers for a benchwarmer.

However, with Mbappe and Endrick coming in this summer, Joselu could allowed to leave with his head held high.

Number 19

The midfielder is one Real Madrid player who hasn’t impressed even when others around him continue to shine. Dani Ceballos’ time at Madrid may finally be coming to an end.

Many La Liga clubs would be willing to take Ceballos when he eventually leaves the club.

Number 25

Like Kroos, Kepa’s exit is all but confirmed after the Champions League final. The goalkeeper came from Chelsea to fill in for an injured Thibaut Courtois but found himself falling behind Lunin in the pecking order.

Kepa said he would like to stay at Real Madrid but his performances didn’t match his words which is why Real will let him leave.

Note that the number 9 shirt is already vacant at Real Madrid.

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