The Colombia play maker and the Spain striker were notable absentees as the Uefa Champions unveiled their 2017-18 strip with the duo now seemingly destined for the exit door at the club.
By SportBrief Reporter
For James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, it now appears to be a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’, if the latest Los Blancos kit launch snub is anything to go by.
The pair look a step closer to a Real Madrid exit this summer after they were left out of the club’s new kit launch on Wednesday.
Madrid unveiled their new strip in images featuring a number of Adidas athletes, including Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Zinedine Zidane and even Nacho.
For all the stars that figured at the launch, James and Morata were nowhere to be seen, despite both of those players being under contract with the German sports brand.
This latest news is set to send the rumour mill into overdrive as Morata is reportedly on Manchester United and AC Milan’s radar this summer although the Red Devils are seemingly in the front seat if rumours of a bid are anything to go by.
James, on the other hand is also interesting a number of Europe’s elite clubs, including the Old Trafford outfit.
With Zidane’s men set to square off against United in the UEFA Super Cup against United on August 8, Los Blancos could very well face their former stars in the mould of both Morata and James if the two players link up at Old Trafford this summer.
And the Spanish striker did nothing to quell the rumours of a potential link up with the Columbian in Manchester when asked about his future and also that of James ahead of Spain’s friendly against Colombia last week.
“Who knows, maybe we’ll be team-mates next year.” He said.