Real Madrid host Getafe on Saturday with a number of their players facing uncertain futures.
Real Madrid’s season comes to an end on Saturday as they host Getafe in a dead-rubber match following Barcelona’s La Liga title win at Atletico Madrid last weekend.
The Catalans’ first step on the road to a possible treble is hard to take for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, especially considering their early-season form which resulted in a Spanish record 22-game winning streak.
However, a Copa Del Rey and Champions League semi-final exit means Los Blancos head into the off-season trophy-less and braced for plenty of summer transfer speculation.
Here we devise a list of four players who could be playing their final game for the club this weekend based on their current circumstances at the club and ensuing exit talk.
Gareth Bale joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013 and experienced a wonderful debut campaign, scoring winning goals in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League finals.
However, the former Spurs favourite has endured a difficult second season in the Spanish capital due to a number of sub-par performances that have resulted in heavy criticism in the media.
The Spanish right-back has been a first-choice star for Ancelotti this season, starting a total of 34 matches in all competitions, including the recent Champions League semi-final encounters with Juventus.
Having secured a deal for Porto’s impressive Danilo, Carvajal may find himself surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu and could be in line for a summer exit.
Asier Illarramendi joined Madrid in 2013 from fellow La Liga side Real Sociedad in a €32.2 million deal which has largely been described as an expensive failure by the Spanish media.
The 25-year-old has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, and only last month Marca produced a report stating that the midfielder wants to join suitors Liverpool this summer.
Arguably the biggest surprise on the list – or is it? Iker Casillas’ future in the Spanish capital has long been questioned, along with his waning influence and support from his own fans.
With Madrid’s links to Manchester United’s David de Gea gathering pace, as per the Express, the Santiago Bernabeu idol could find himself playing his last game for the club this weekend.