Raul Albiol and Ricardo Carvalho might be leaving Real Madrid during the mid season transfer window as both the players have not been getting starting opportunities. In the ongoing season, these two players have hardly got the opportunity to feature for Madrid.
The manager of Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, had already said before the start of the season that it would be pretty tough for Carvalho to find a place in the starting XI and he might not get even a single starting opportunity in the whole season. Mourinho had also said that if Carvalho wanted to leave the club, he could do so.
But, Carvalho decided to stay with the club until the completion of the contract. On the other hand, Albiol’s contract was extended before the start of the season and he was expected to get a few starting opportunities, but, he has also been kept out of the starting XI in most of the matches.
There have been a few reports that these two players might join AC Milan in January. AC Milan has been struggling with defensive problems since the start of the season and they have lost 6 out of the 14 matches that they have played in the Italian Serie A League so far. They have managed to win only 5 and the remaining three matches have finished without any result. They are currently at no. 8 in the Serie A points table with 18 points.
The authorities of AC Milan are looking to sign the defenders who are experienced and are available at cheap rates. So, Carvalho and Albiol are the best options for them.
It has also been reported that the vice president of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, met with the authorities of Real Madrid a few days back and discussed about the transfer of these two centre backs.