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Real Madrid Summer Transfers 2021

Sun 01 August 2021 | 13:30

Real Madrid did not spend a satisfying season in 2020/21 and they didn’t manage to win any trophies. Read on to find out more about Real Madrid transfer news.

After Euro 2020 final, Madrid must accelerate their first team planning for the new season but the squad may not be complete until late August.

The club, led by General Director José Ángel Sánchez and supervised by Florentino Pérez, is working to have the squad for the new season finalized as soon as possible. Their first task is to determine which players will be moving on and whether they will be sold or loaned out.

Real Madrid have only signed one player, namely,

David Alaba

, and let their captain, Sergio Ramos, who is definitely one of the greatest players in the history of the club leave for free.

Their beloved manager,

Zinedine Zidane

left the club, and with regard to that, fans had been expecting a vital and revolutionary transfer season, but there has been no such thing so far.

Moreover, Raphael Varane's move to Manchester United also seems to be a done deal. Brahim Diaz will stay at AC Milan as the club's agreed for his loan-transfer.

In addition, Gareth Bale, Martin Odegaard, Luka Jovic, Jesus Vallejo, and Takefusa Kubo will return to Madrid as their loan move contracts end this summer.

Real Madrid 2021 Summer Transfer:

The following is a summary of Real Madrid's activity in 2021 summer transfer season. Let's take a look at Real Madrid 2021 summer transfer: arrivals and departures.

Players in:

Real Madrid Transfers 20/21. Keep reading to find out about

Real Madrid transfer news

and all players bought.

David Alaba: Bayern Munich to Real Madrid

  • Full name: David Olatukunbo Alaba

  • Date of birth: 24 June 1992 (age 29)

  • Place of birth: Vienna, Austria

  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Defender, defensive midfielder

Real Madrid's only "actual" signing of the season is David Alaba. They signed him as a free transfer. The versatile Austrian player had been playing for Bayern Munich since 2008, and decided to take a new challenge by joining Los Blancos.

The 29-year-old player has featured in 431 official games for

Bayern Munich

, within which he has scored 33 goals and recorded 55 assists.

He comes to Madrid as a very much decorated player who has won the European Treble on 2 occasions, has won the German domestic league 10 times (including 9 consecutive titles from 2013 to 2021).

Moreover, he is his national team's captain. Alaba is seen to be a replacement for Sergio Ramos, who left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Players back from loan:

Real Madrid Transfers 20/21

. Keep reading to find out about Real Madrid transfer news and all players who are back from loan!

Gareth Bale: back from loan from Tottenham Hotspur

  • Full name: Gareth Frank Bale

  • Date of birth: 16 July 1989 (age 32)

  • Place of birth: Cardiff, Wales

  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

  • Position(s): Winger

The Welsh winger comes back to Bernabeu this summer after a season-long loan move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Gareth Bale

could somehow get back to his good form last season after the terrible 2019/20 season he had with Real.

He featured in a total of 34 games for the whites of London, scored 16 goals and provided 3 assists. With the return of Carlo Ancelotti to Madrid, Bale is extremely hopeful that he can get back his place in the starting line-up as one of the decisive players of the squad.

Takefusa Kubo: back from loan from Getafe

  • Full name: Takefusa Kubo

  • Date of birth: 4 June 2001 (age 20)

  • Place of birth: Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

  • Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

  • Position(s): Winger

The 20-year-old brilliant talent who is labeled "the Japanese Messi" will come back to

Real Madrid

as his loan contract ends this summer.

Takefusa Kubo

, who is known as one of the most promising talents in the world of football, has been being loaned out to different teams, such as RCD Mallorca, Villareal, and Getafe ever since he joined Real Madrid in 2019, in order to gain the ample experience to play in La Liga.

Kubo played in 18 La Liga games for Getafe last season, scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist. His future will be decided when he comes back from 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he is representing his country.

Martin Ødegaard: back from loan from Arsenal

  • Full name: Martin Ødegaard

  • Date of birth: 17 December 1998 (age 23)

  • Place of birth: Drammen, Norway

  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Position(s): Attacking midfielder

The Norwegian star is another young talent who Real Madrid has been loaning out to gain experience. Real signed him when Martin Ødegaard was 17 in 2015, became the youngest ever player to feature for Real Madrid after coming on as a substitute,16 years and 157 days old.

However, since then, he has been loaned out to Heerenveen, Vitesse, Real Sociedad, and most recently, Arsenal. The 23-year-old midfielder played in 20 games for the Gunners in his half-season spell at Arsenal, scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists.

Furthermore, his performance have been satisfying enough for Arsenal manager,

Mikel Arteta

, that the club's authorities are making moves to sign him again from Real Madrid, either on loan or permanently. Here are some facts about this talented footballer:

On 27th August 2014 he became the youngest ever player to play for Norway at senior level, at 15 years and 253 days.

He is the youngest footballer ever to play in the Norwegian top flight. With Carlo Ancelotti being in charge now, his future at Real may taste an unexpected turn and he becomes a regular starter.

Jesus Vallejo: back from loan from Granada CF

  • Full name: Jesús Vallejo Lázaro

  • Date of birth: 5 January 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Zaragoza, Spain

  • Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

  • Position(s): Centre back

The 24-year-old center back comes back to Bernabeu after 1 and a half season at Granada CF. Real bought him in 2015, when he was only 18, as one of the most promising defenders, but things have not worked out for him as expected at Real Madrid.

Vallejo has been loaned out to Real Zaragoza, Eintracht Fankfurt, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and most recently Granada CF. He has only played in a total of 19 games for Real Madrid in which has scored 1 goal.

Moreover, Vallejo featured in 21 La Liga games, 10 Europe League matches, and 4 Copa del Rey games for Granada last season. With the departure of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, Vallejo might finally have a place at the team as a crucial player in the line-up. Vallejo's contract with Los Blancos lasts until the summer of 2025.

Dani Ceballos: back from loan from Arsenal

  • Full name: Daniel Ceballos Fernández

  • Date of birth: 7 August 1996 (age 25)

  • Place of birth: Utrera, Spain

  • Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)

  • Position(s): Central midfielder / Attacking midfielder

The Spanish creative attacking midfielder signed a contract with Real Madrid from Real Betis in the summer of 2017, after being named EURO U-21 Best Player, where he had showed an astonishing performance.

He stayed at Bernabeu for 2 seasons until the end of 2018/19 season, but left the club on loan, seeking more chances to play by joining Arsenal. He has been a Gunner for the last 2 seasons, where he has made 77 appearances, scored 2 goals and recorded 5 assists.

One of the reasons

Daniel Ceballos

left Madrid was Zinedine Zidane, the club's manager at the time, who did not seem to have much faith in the Spanish midfielder. However, with Carlo Ancelotti's return as the club's manager, Ceballos hopes to prove himself as a starter.

Being only 25, and with the potential he has shown, Real fans are hopeful that he will shine in their midfield line for the upcoming years. During his first 2 seasons at Madrid, Ceballos featured in 56 games, scored 5 goals, and provided 2 assists. We have to wait to see if he can improve his stats, or will leave the club again.

Luka Jovic: Back from loan from Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Full name: Luka Jović

  • Date of birth: 23 December 1997 (age 24)

  • Place of birth: Loznica, FR Yugoslavia

  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Striker

Real Madrid joined signed with

Luka Jovic

at the end of 2018/19 season. The Serbian striker had had a great season with Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 17 goals and provided 6 assists in the 2018/19 Bundesliga season.

However, with Karim Benzema being the first choice of Zinedina Zidane for the striker position, Jovic only played in 17 La Liga games (420 minutes) in 2019/20, scoring twice and providing 1 assist. In the January of 2021, the 24-year-old player was loaned to his former club Eintracht Frankfurt, after he had only played in 4 La Liga games within half a season.

Jovic somehow managed to resurrect in the German club, where he was trusted. He played in 18 Bundesliga games, scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists. His loan contract ends this summer, and the Serbian man must come back to Madrid, and with Carlo Ancelotti being in charge, Jovic's situation at the club might be different from the last time he was there.

However, the forward is motivated to return to Frankfurt more permanently and get his career back on track in a more familiar environment, despite the €10 million a season salary he earns at Real Madrid. A new contract in Frankfurt would run for three to four years and would include an exit clause.

Players Out:

Real Madrid Transfers

20/21. Keep reading to find out about Real Madrid transfer news and all players sold!

Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain

  • Full name: Sergio Ramos García

  • Date of birth: 30 March 1986 (age 35)

  • Place of birth: Camas, Spain

  • Height: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Position(s): Defender

Perhaps one of the biggest and most shocking transfers of 2021 summer transfer season is the departure of Real Madrid's capain,

Sergio Ramos

. The Spanish defender joined Real Madrid in 2005 at the age of 20, and he stayed at the club for 16 majestic years.

Regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, Sergio Ramos is Real Madrid's 4th most capped player of all time with 671 official appearances. He is also one of the most prolific goal scorers among the football defenders, by scoring 101 goals for Real Madrid and 23 for Spain national team. Ramos has also provided 40 assists with Los Blancos shirt.

Ramos became the club's captain after Iker Casillas's departure in the summer of 2015, and captained the club for 6 years after that. The 35-year-old defender has achieved every trophy with Real Madrid: 5 times La Liga winner (2 as the captain), 4 UEFA Champions Leagues (3 as the captain), 2 Copa del Rey cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups (2 as the captain), 4 FIFA Clubs World Cups (3 as the captain), and 3 UEFA Super Cups (2 as the captain).

Ramos left the club following his conflicts with the club's president, Florentino Perez, and Los Blancos fans have been extremely unhappy about the departure of their beloved "El Capitano". This is how Sergio Ramos says farewell to these fans:" I never thought this day would come, but everything has a beginning and an end.

Today, I say goodbye to my home, my supporters, my teammates, this shirt for which I have given everything and to which I have given my heart and soul. Today I say goodbye to Real Madrid.

I cannot express with words the gratitude and pride I feel when I look back on this journey that has lasted 16 years.

I leave with 22 titles engraved in my memory in the form of irrepealably and indescribable emotions.

Thank you to the club and to my teammates and my coaches. And thank you, especially, to you; the Madridistas. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all of you who made it possible and accompanied me on this incredible journey.

I won’t say farewell, I’ll just say see you soon because I’ll be back."

Raphael Varane: Real Madrid to Manchester United

  • Full name: Raphaël Xavier Varane

  • Date of birth: 25 April 1993 (age 28)

  • Place of birth: Lille, France

  • Height: 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Position(s): Centre-back

The club's other center back who has made up one of the most impenetrable defensive duos with Sergio Ramos also leaves the club this summer. Varane has been one of the most pivotal players in Real Madrid's squad in recent years, and has played a vital role in the club's achievements in the last years.

The French defender joined Real Madrid from Lens in 2011 at the age of 18, and has featured in 360 games for Los Blancos, within which he has scored 17 goals and provided 7 assists.

Varane's achievements with Real Madrid are as follows: 3 La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League trophies, 1 Copa Del Rey title, 3 Spanish Super Cups, 4 FIFA Clubs World Cups, and 3 UEFA Super Cups.

Varane leaves the club after 10 wonderful years, and this is his emotional farewell letter to Real Madrid fans which he published on his Instagram,"These last few days have been charged with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you. After 10 incredible and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club that I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye.

Since I arrived in 2011, together we have exceeded all expectations and achieved things that I could never have dreamed of. I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked at the club for everything they have done for me.

Many thanks also to all the Madridistas who always gave me a lot of affection and with their great demand they pushed me to give my best and fight for every success.

I have had the honor of sharing a dressing room with the best players in the world. Countless victories that I will never forget, especially “La Décima”. I realize that it has been a great privilege to have been able to experience such special moments.

Finally, I want to thank all Spaniards and especially to the city of Madrid, where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me.

It has been an incredible journey in every way. I leave with the feeling of having given everything and I will not change a single thing in this story of ours.

A new chapter begins ... "

Brahim Diaz: Real Madrid to AC Milan (on loan)

  • Full name: Brahim Abdelkader Díaz

  • Date of birth: 3 August 1999 (age 22)

  • Place of birth: Málaga, Spain

  • Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder will stay at AC Milan for another season on a loan contract. Real Madrid bought Brahim Diaz from Manchester City in the January of 2019, where he stayed until the September of 2020.

Diaz played in 21 games for Real Madrid, scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists. He was loaned out to

AC Milan

in order to get more chances to play in the September of 2020. Diaz has made 39 appearances for AC Milan, scored 7 goals and provided 4 goals, which convinced the club to negotiate with Real Madrid and extend his loan contract for 2 more years (until the June of 2023).

The Serie A side will play €3 million to renew the loan agreement. The option to buy will be €22 million. Real Madrid have a buy-back option worth €27 million. Following the loan, the Rossoneri will have an option to sign the attacking midfielder on a permanent deal. Real Madrid, however, keep a foot in the door and can bring the player back.

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