Aside from Borja Mayoral and Brahim Diaz, the players sent out to gain experience and game-time have struggled to make their mark. Take Kubo, Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale and Reiner Jesus have all failed to become important figures at the club they’ve gone to.
At Milan, Brahim has become a key asset to the Italian club, again shining more in Europe than domestically, and is the only Madrid loanee who’s seen his market value grow during his spell away.
There had been high hopes that Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur would get the best out of Bale, but the Welshman has been unable to find a consistent run in the team and hasn’t played since December 23rd.
Reiner, whose destination of Borussia Dortmund seemed ideal, is finding it difficult to earn game-time, playing just 136 minutes for the German club. They appointed a new coach in mid-December in Edin Terzic, but the Brazilian has been barely available to him due to muscle problems.