Real Madrid won't make any signings in January window
The return of Kubo is ruled out in the winter window and the short-term loan departures of Isco, Marcelo and Jovic look unlikely, but not impossible.
Real Madrid will not make signings in the January transfer window. Head coach Zinedine Zidane has not asked for any new reinforcements to his squad for the remainder of the current campaign. As a result of the global pandemic, Madrid are prepared to wait until next season before adding new faces to their squad as long as the crisis settles and allows the club to return to the level of revenue previously generated.
Los Blancos don't expect any departures this January either. Isco requested a move to rejoin Julen Lopetegui at Sevilla but Zidane has blocked a loan deal to the Andalusian side from going ahead. Madrid will allow Isco to leave next summer, with Sevilla expected to be quoted a fee of between €15m and €20m for the creative midfielder.
Marcelo and Luka Jovic, two players that have fallen out of favor at the club are set to stay in the Spanish capital for the remainder of the season. At Madrid, they believe that Zidane will still use his squad players for a heavy period of fixtures in the new year, despite no major squad rotation from week to week so far this season. The Copa del Rey will provide an opportunity for Jovic, Marcelo and Isco to come in and aim to impress as well as resting several key members like French pair Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy.
Tough contract negotiations
There has been much speculation around Kubo's 2020-21 campaign, however the Japanese wonderkid is not expected to return to Madrid in January, despite not getting the game time he expected on loan at Villarreal from Madrid.
The impact of the coronavirus has had a huge impact on the club's annual revenue, forcing a delay in contract renewals and tough negotiations regarding the salaries of several experienced players, including captain Sergio Ramos.
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