After securing the signing of Dani Ceballos, Real Madrid will have to sell midfielder. More likely the player that will leave Real Madrid is the Croation star Mateo Kovacic.
It is understood that Los Blancos have beaten the likes of Barcelona and Juventus to Real Betis midfielder Ceballos, who has agreed a six-year contract with the Spanish and European champions.
According to the Daily Star, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is wary of stockpiling midfielders at the Bernabeu, and Croatian international Kovacic will be made available for transfer ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old in recent days, but the report claims that Tottenham Hotspur lead the race for a player that has scored three times in 73 appearances for Real Madrid over the last two seasons.
Kovacic, who only started 19 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga matches last season, has won La Liga, two Champions League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup since arriving in the Spanish capital.