Real Madrid off on US tour with 26 players but no Ronaldo or Ramos
Real Madrid are off on their summer travels: next stop Los Angeles in the United States of America. Zidane has released his squad of players who are heading on the North American tour, with a total of 26 players named at the moment: three keepers, 10 defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers.
Ronaldo still on holiday
Cristiano Ronaldo, who played in the Confederations Cup is still away on holidays (he's been enjoying time in the sun with his new girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez), as are the Under-21 players Vallejo, Borja Mayoral and new signing Ceballos. And also not on the list is Sergio Ramos, who is making up days off and will fly out on Thursday on his own.
Morata still included for Real Madrid
Names ON the list include Álvaro Morata whose future appears to be anywhere except at the Bernabéu and Theo who was presented on Monday evening (poor keepie-uppies included) and eight Real Madrid academy players.
One name definitely not included is James, who has signed a two year loan deal with Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid's US tour
Real Madrid will play Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona (with tickets being resold for 10,000 US Dollars) in the International Champions cup and a friendly against an MLS All-Star side. Four games to prepare for a season that gets underway on 8 August in the UEFA Super Cup against Mourinho's Manchester United, quickly followed by the Spanish Super Copa, likely on 13 and 16 August.