The great season that Marcos Llorente made in Alavés It earned him his return to Madrid in the summer of 2017. He was nominated as the relay and direct competition of Casemiro in the pivot position, but more than a year later, after being ignored by Zidane, Lopetegui and Solari, the squad will request the club an exit in the winter market.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been considering his projection for months in neutral. His progressive devaluation since his arrival confirms that right now he is a declining player and whose career is in danger of stagnation. The boy understands that his current situation is practically unsustainable and, in addition, defends that it is irreversible. Llorente has no hope that his role in Madrid will take some prominence. He believes that if he is not training in the calls, there is no reason to think that Santiago Solari will give continuity from here to the end of the season.
The argument that he will use to request the leaders to accept his request to leave the club is the same one that he has been defending since he was informed in 2017 that he would be part of the first team. Llorente has always transmitted the same message, his desire is to play. He said it upon his arrival, he repeated it in the January window of last year and insisted again this summer when he had in mind to leave Madrid. His idea was put on hold by Julen Lopetegui, who informed him that he was counting on him. The message was the same as the Basque, fearful of the departure of Mateo Kovacic and the immobilism of the club in the market, transmitted to all the midfielders of his staff.
The final decision on the future of Llorente is in the hands of Madrid. The canterano is aware that his departure, possibly in the form of transfer, will only occur if the leaders give the green light. It will not be, in any case, a matter of offers. Both this summer and the previous one, the pivot received proposals from important clubs, from Spain and abroad, to leave the Bernabéu.
On the part of the club, there are not many reasons that invite to retain a player who appears as the second field player with fewer minutes in 2018 (636), just behind Jesús Vallejo (465). With Zidane, his first coach in Madrid, the relationship was practically non-existent. There was not good feeling between both since they coincided in the Castile and under the orders of the French its paper was secondary, disputed 1,063 minutes (501 of them in Glass) distributed in 20 parties.
Lopetegui, despite the message that moved him before summer, decreased his participation. Llorente only played 11 minutes in the 14 games that the Basque man led. As for Solari, he only gave him a reel in Copa. He played the full game in Melilla, but he was left out of the squads against Valladolid, Viktoria Plzen, Celta and Eibar, matches in which the Uruguayan Valverde did, apparently ahead of him. rotation.
Intended to be the last midfielder of the squad, and before the interest of the white club in hiring another midfielder, the Argentine River Plate Exequiel Palacios, Llorente sees only one possible solution to resume his progression and end the ostracism he has lived in the last year and a half. The canterano wants to leave Madrid.