Julen Lopetegui looking to sign five players and sell eight this summer

The man of the moment – Julen Lopetegui has caught the footballing world’s attention in just over a day. From being named as the Real Madrid manager to being sacked by Spain the other day, no other footballing personality has been discussed more than the Spaniard in the last few hours.

According to Diario Gol, after his Spain sacking, Lopetegui will start his Real Madrid project earlier than expected and is eyeing major changes in the first team squad. The 51-year-old has conveyed the list of players that he wants at the club and those who he thinks do not have a future at the club to Florentino Perez.

Lopetegui is eyeing five mega signings this summer which include: Neymar, Robert Lewandowski, Alvaro Odriozola, Thiago Alcantara and David De Gea. The new boss also wants to sell as many as eight first-team players ahead of the new season.

The players who the new boss wants to be gone are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Keylor Navas, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Theo Hernandez.