Real Madrid are in a tricky position with their forward line, with a number of options but little certainty. The one certainty seems to be that Los Blancos will jettison Mariano Diaz. The 29-year-old has played just 25 minutes this season and his deal is up at the end of the season. Meanwhile Marco Asensio is also something of a question mark. Contract negotiations rumble on with the Spanish international, but up until this point, it seems the club and the player fundamentally disagree on how much he should be playing and what he should be earning.
Real Madrid are in a tricky position with their forward line
On the opposite side, Eden Hazard has once again failed to step out of his own shadow. Less than 300 total minutes this season is a clear message that despite what he may say in the press, Carlo Ancelotti does not trust the Belgian. Even if he does not depart this summer, as is their intention, he seems unlikely to play a major role next season. Fede Valverde has been highly productive on the right this season, splitting responsibility with Rodrygo Goes. The Brazilian has moved across the forward line well, combining with Vinicius Junior well. Vinicius is perhaps the most fixed presence, with the left side belonging to him.