Real Madrid’s successes of the last few years have largely been achieved with a team that hasn’t changed all that much.
A number of players are beginning to age, while others tied to long contract may not see not see out the remainder of their deal if there is to be major recruitment over the next couple of summer transfer windows.
To get an understanding of how the situation looks right now, here’s a look at exactly when every first team player’s contract is due to expire…
1. Expiring 30th June 2018
Achraf Hakimi (DF) – Already an international for Morocco before he made his Real first team debut earlier this season. A new contract could be still be offered before the end of June.
No other first team players will be out of contract this summer
2. Expiring 30th June 2019
Fabio Coentrao* (DF) – Injury problems have derailed his career in Madrid and a permanent exit would have to be expected this summer after spending 2017/18 with Sporting CP.
Philipp Lienhart * (DF) – A regular for Castilla, the Austrian defender played a single game for the first team in 2015/16. On loan in Germany with Freiburg, who hold a buying option.
Raul de Tomas* (FW) – The Madrid native has scored nearly a goal a game in the second tier for Rayo Vallecano this season. But at 23-years-old, it’s probably too late at the Bernabeu.
3. Expiring 30th June 2020
Keylor Navas (GK) – Will no longer be the starter if a new marquee goalkeeper is signed this summer and could look to move on immediately.
Kiko Casilla (GK) – Likely to remain number two regardless of what happens in front of him. Has actually played close to 50 games in almost three seasons, a lot for a back-up.
Sergio Ramos (DF) – The club captain will be 34 by the time his current terms are due to expire, although it is impossible to think he won’t stay a Real player until retirement.
Nacho (DF) – Has continued to become more involved as he’s got older. Usually the first choice alternative in any of the defensive positions if one of the regulars is unavailable.
Luka Modric (MF) – Due to turn 33 at the start of next season, a one-year extension to his current deal might be the best he can hope for. Has been a star player for six seasons.
Lucas Silva* (MF) – On loan at former club Cruzeiro since a heart condition threatened to end his career prematurely. Unlikely to have a future with Los Blancos.
4. Expiring 30th June 2021
Jesus Vallejo (DF) – Injury has plagued the defender’s debut season with the first team, meaning that he has been unavailable even when chances to play have been there.
Casemiro (MF) – Has played more La Liga games every season, but his last extension came in 2015 and so a new deal might be overdue given his more important status.
Marcos Llorente (MF) – Penned a contract extension in September 2017, but at the age of 23 it may be time for his career to move on elsewhere.
Mateo Kovacic (MF) – Has proven to be a capable squad player since his arrival from Inter in 2015. Real will start having to think about his long-term future from next summer.
Lucas Vazquez (FW) – Continues to play a lot of games, even if he isn’t a regular starter. Every successful team needs players capable of functioning in squad rotation roles.
Cristiano Ronaldo (FW) – The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has found a renewed vigour since the start of 2018. He is chasing a new deal to become the best paid player in the world.
Karim Benzema (FW) – Goals have been something of a struggle in 2017/18 compared to his past season tallies. Signed an extension last year and could be sold in 2019 or 2020.
Borja Mayoral (FW) – Has only had minimal opportunities since returning from a loan at Wolfsburg last season and will more than likely have to leave to kickstart his career.
James Rodriguez* (MF) – The Colombian is on loan at Bayern Munich until the end of next season, with the German side expected to complete a permanent deal at some point.
Martin Odegaard* (MF) – On loan at Dutch side Heerenveen until the end of this season. Is yet to deliver on his wonderkid promise, but even now he is still only 19 years of age.
5. Expiring 30th June 2022
Raphael Varane (DF) – The French defender will have spent 11 seasons with Real if he makes it to the end of his current deal. At present, there is nothing to suggest he won’t.
Marcelo (DF) – Has already been at Real for 11 years and is well on his way to establishing himself as a Bernebeu legend. Will turn 34 shortly before his contract is due to expire.
Dani Carvajal (DF) – Hasn’t played more than 25 La Liga games in a season since 2014/15 and possibly has work to do prove he really does have a long-term future at the club.
Toni Kroos (MF ) – A shrewd signing off the back of the 2014 World Cup. Signed his last contract extension in October 2016 and is likely to sign another in the next few years.
Isco (MF) – His latest contract came in September 2017 and saw his buyout clause rise to an enormous €700m. Continues to be an invaluable member of the team.
Gareth Bale (FW) – Rarely out of the headlines as a result of ongoing speculation over his future. Real are in a strong position to command a large fee if they do wish to sell.
6. Expiring 30th June 2023
Theo Hernandez (DF) – Still only 20 years of age and very much seen as one for the future after playing fairly infrequently during his first season at the Bernabeu.
Dani Ceballos (MF) – Still has just over five years left on his contract but has already been talked about as a possible summer departure after struggling to make an impact.
Marco Asensio (MF) – The 22-year-old has kicked on again after a very promising debut campaign in the first team in 2016/17. Has a €500m buyout clause.
*indicates player has been out on loan during 2017/18 season