End of An Era in Madrid: Bale, Marcelo, and Isco

As the Spaniards prepare for the UEFA Champions League Final, and finish up their La Liga title win, it has now been confirmed that veterans and leaders that were part of the team for several seasons will be departing the club.

Marcelo, Isco, and Gareth Bale, have all been essential parts to the Madrid dominance the past few years, and have all played their last game in the Santiago Bernabeu. All of which had won 4 Champions League titles, as they hoisted the European Cup in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Isco’s time at Madrid was filled with success and victories over the years, as he was an important member of the squad. Now 30 years of age, the once considered wonder boy and major Spanish talent is saying goodbye to the club he spent nine years with.

It was rumored his whole career at Madrid to be leaving to join other clubs, he now will finally be leaving the Spanish capital, and taking on new challenges elsewhere.

Isco is a highly skilled and talented player that arguably could be said is leaving too late, however his grace on the pitch can be used to benefit any club in the world.

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To the surprise of none, Gareth Bale will also be leaving the Spanish capital this summer. As his contract expires, and how he has fallen out of favor with the fans and management. The Welsh international looks to be leaving the club as a free agent.

Bale has had many great moments with the club and scored many iconic goals in his time as he wore the famous white and gold shirt. Hopefully the world remembers the world class performances he had during that time instead of the falling out.

At the time of signing from Spurs, Bale was also the most expensive football player of all time. In retrospect and looking back at the achievements the club accomplished during that time, it is clear that it was money well spent.

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The final player that will leave Real Madrid this summer is their captain Marcelo. Seeing the Brazilian leave the club truly is an end of an era as he was a major part of the club for the longest time.

Marcelo has been with Real Madrid since the 2006/2007 season and has had plenty of success and great moments across the sixteen years he has had with the club.

Known for his excellence in technique and control of the ball, while also being able to create opportunities for his attackers from defensive positions, Marcelo was essential to the success of the Madrid team.

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As the current Madrid captain, it is likely that he will get to appear in the UEFA Champions League Final against Liverpool to end the season off, as he will get the opportunity to say goodbye on the grandest of stages.


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