Chelsea and Manchester United’s main targets want to leave Real Madrid next summer if Zinedine Zidane hasn’t been sacked.
Both the Spaniard’s have found themselves on the fringe at the Santiago Bernabeu club this season despite showcasing how good they can be. But now it looks like there is a rift in the team and the two stars could potentially leave. According to rumors, both Marco Asensio and Isco want to leave Real Madrid if Zinedine Zidane isn’t sacked.
Both the 25-year-old and the 20-year-old attacking midfielders have found themselves out of Zidane’s team this season. With the Frenchman preferring to play his struggling trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema, despite all three struggling for form. While Ronaldo has been brilliant in the Champions League and is one of the leading goalscorers, the Portuguese has struggled for goals in the La Liga.
Same goes for the likes of Bale and Benzema, who have struggled to maintain both their form and their fitness this season for the club. But despite that, manager Zinedine Zidane has opted to start the trio instead of playing either Isco or even Marco Asensio.
Now according to Dario Gol [via the Express], both the Spaniards have had enough and are ready to leave the Bernabeu in search of more play-time. And with the likes of both Chelsea and Manchester United very interested in their services, Zidane has been put under a lot of pressure. But there is also a good chance that the Frenchman might be sacked especially if he doesn’t win against PSG in the Champions League.
The Los Blancos have struggled this season and currently sit third in the La Liga, 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona and watch their chance at the back-to-back title slowly slipping away from them. This has to lead the club being linked with the likes of Joachim Low and Mauricio Pochettino as next in line to lead the club.
Both Isco and Marco Asensio are players that Real Madrid should be building around, not letting them go for obscene amounts of money. However, if the two Spaniards are really insistent on leaving, then there is nothing the club can do and then they should try and recoup as much as they can from any potential suitor.