According to El Nacional, there is a possibility that 5 players including club captain Karim Benzema will leave the club and go their own way in case Real Madrid fires head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Along with the French forward, Toni Kroos and Vinicius Junior are also among the players set to leave Real following Carlo’s sacking.

Similarly, Lucas Vazquez and Daniel Carvajal are also likely to be on Madrid’s transfer list. After the World Cup, due to the very poor performance of Real Madrid, the discussion about the future of the Italian coach started. In addition, a 3-1 loss to arch-rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday added fuel to his uncertain future.

In the current scenario, club president, Florentino Perez, is in favor of sacking Ancelotti if he fails to deliver any titles for Madrid this season, similar to the 2014-15 campaign. Ancelotti led the Spanish giants, who had not won the Champions League for a long time to a record 10th European Championship in 2013-14, but he was forced to resign after failing to win a trophy in his second season. Now the same situation may repeat this season.

And according to the sources mentioned above, the departure of the former Chelsea coach in the middle of the season will affect some of the team’s star players. Club captain Karim Benzema, who is under contract with Real Madrid only until the end of the current season, will be ready to listen to offers from other clubs if Ancelotti will be sacked.

Likewise, former Bayern star Toni Kroos is set to retire from football soon if his manager gets sacked. Various media have already claimed that Kroos, who considers Ancelotti as his father figure, is seriously considering his whole carreer at the end of the season.

On the other hand, 14-time European champion Madrid’s future superstar Brazilian Vinicius Junior may also reconsider his future at the club if Carlo leaves. Although he has been signed to the club for some time, his best performances have come under the leadership of Ancelotti.

Additionally, despite not getting regular game time under the former AC Milan coach, Lucas Vazquez has played a vital role in the reigning Spanish champion’s recent success. Still, Madrid could put him in the transfer market soon.

Meanwhile, although, Daniel Carvajal has been an integral part of Carlo’s squad, he has been struggling with injuries of late. For this reason, Real Madrid may not hesitate to keep him on the transfer list.