Real Madrid, like any other team, can only keep so many players on a squad for the season. The grueling process sometimes leaves players to the fate of being loaned.
Real Madrid has Sergio Canales, Royston Drenthe (pictured), Fernando Gago, David Mateos and Pedro Leon loaned out to respective teams across Spain and Europe.
Although Madrid have found chemistry in their current squad, Mourinho always has a few changes up his sleeve and on his mind. One decision is always on the loaned out players that many supporters forget about but are carefully being monitored by its home club.
Real Madrid have five players to decide on whether their contract is worth keeping, terminating or whether to ship them off into another loaned season.