Marca: Real Madrid sales plan can be halted by Champions League requirements
- Real Madrid are continuing their massive summer sale.
- Among the players linked with the club exit are Lucas Vazquez and Mariano.
- UEFA demand at least four players who have come through the academy for three years between the ages of 15-21 to be included in the CL squad.
- Real Madrid have exactly four of such players: Carvajal, Nacho, Vazquez and Mariano.
- Selling both Vazquez and Mariano would be dangerous for Los Blancos.
Los Blancos are currently in the process of selling players so they wouldn't be penalized on the basis of FFP rules.
Previously, Marca have reported that Blancos are planning to raise 200 million euros in summer sales. They have already sold Luca Zidane, Theo Hernandez, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Llorente, Mateo Kovacic, Martin Odegaard and Raul De Tomas for the total cost of 125 million euros.
However, at least some of the outgoing transfers the club have initially planned to complete might be put on hold due to the Champions League squad requirements.
UEFA demand at least four players who have come through the academy in any category for three years between the ages of 15-21 to be included in the squad. At the moment Real Madrid have exactly four of such players: Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Lucas Vazquez and Mariano.
It's well known that at least Lucas and Mariano are very likely to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. However, if this happens Los Blancos would need to urgently find other academy graduates to fill in for them in the CL squad.
One option to deal with this problem would be to allow Keylor Navas or Andriy Lunin to leave the team and include Castilla keeper Diego Altube in the squad.