Real Madrid are in the U.S. ahead of their four game tour and there are a couple of surprises with who did and did not step off the plane in Los Angeles.
Not here is Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho, who started just 10 matches in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side last season. Carvalho, who failed to report for preseason training on July 16, looks set to leave the Bernabeu.
Two other players who have been strongly linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer are Kaka and Nuri Sahin, but both are here in the U.S.
That would seem to indicate that Kaka’s move to Ac Milan and Sahin’s move to Arsenal are not as imminent as has been reported.
The Real MAdrid squad is headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas. Also on the roster are academy players Jesús, Nacho, Jesé and Álex.
Real Madrid USA Tour Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Iker Casillas, Antonio Adán, Jesús Fernández Collado
Defenders (7): Raúl Albiol, Álvaro Arbeola, Fabio Coentrão, José Nacho Fernández, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane
Midfielders (11): Xabi Alonso, José María Callejón, Ángel di María, Lass Diarra, Alex Fernández, Esteban Granero, Kaká, Sami Khedira, Mesut Özil, Jese Rodríguez, Nuri Sahin
Forwards (4): Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuaín, Álvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo