Tonight Madrid plays the first of the four league games that remain, with the title already in their hands. Four days that will serve to manage efforts selectively in order to arrive with the full gala eleven in Paris (May 28), to fire those who will leave for sure (Isco, Bale and Marcelo end their contract) and also for Ancelotti to make his casting of meritors, on the result of which the future of several players will depend.


With a contract until 2025, he has barely played 109 minutes this season, 90 of which happened last day against Espanyol. He wasn’t bad, he wasn’t out of tune either in the less than ten minutes he had against City, so much so that Ancelotti praised him: “He came out for five minutes and won all the aerial balls”. All in all, he knows that he has a difficult time at Madrid, but these four games may be worth it to teach Carletto something that he has not yet seen; if it is not the case, they will always come in handy to show themselves in the face of possible future teams.


Ancelotti and Vallejo.


He will enter the last year of his contract, so this summer it is time to decide: either renewal or transfer, at least that is the club’s wish. Yesterday Ancelotti revealed that they have already spoken: “He knows very well what the club and I think. He has to make the best decision for him. It’s all very clear. If he stays, perfect”. Betis does not relent in its interest, but the utrerano is a figure on the rise: he has played only 292 minutes this course, but 212 have been in the last month, and he shone as a starter in the wins against Osasuna and Espanyol.


Signing 40 million last summer, his future is assured, but it is foreseeable that he will enjoy many minutes in these four days to expand on the virtues he has already shown: deployment, good touch and increasing tactical rigor. In his case, the fight is to get in as an option for the eleven in Paris.


Ceballos and Camavinga.
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Like Ceballos, another whose contract ends in just over a year, so a decision must be made with him. He has just changed his agent, signing with Jorge Mendes’ agency. He came to settle in the starting lineup based on goals (he has 12, and 2 assists), in the last month Rodrygo and Valverde have taken away his place. With the arrival of Mbappé, everything will be narrowed down in attack. These four games can help you assert yourself… or attract potential buyers.


Yesterday Ancelotti announced that he will start training next week. If he advances at a good pace, he can have minutes in the final two days. With a contract until 2024 and an important salary (15 million net per year), his departure is complicated. The best option for Madrid is to try that, after his operation, he returns to his best possible version. Starting with this final stretch of the course.


Hazard, Camavinga and Modric.


He has not played since February 12. His agents are already looking for a way out for him, if he does a good job in these four days it would make their job easier. Just three goals in two and a half years with the white shirt. It cost 60 million in 2019, but it is clear that it has not worked. At this point, Madrid is satisfied with a modest amount and with releasing his salary, which is important (five million net).


He counts little, like Jovic, but he also refuses summer after summer to go out. Although, when he plays, he puts in everything he has, nothing is kept. This summer will have offers again. We will see if he considers accepting any, his large salary (4.5 million net) is a major obstacle.