Real Madrid launch New Kit; Morata and James Absent

The Colombia playmaker and the Spain striker did not feature as Los Blancos unveiled their 2017-18 strip and seem set to leave the club this summer
James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata look a step closer to a Real Madrid exit this summer after both players were left out of the club’s new kit launch on Wednesday.

Madrid unveiled their new strip in images featuring a number of Adidas athletes, including Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Zinedine Zidane and even Nacho.

But there was no sign of James or Morata, even though both of those players are also under contract with the German sports brand.

Morata is wanted by both Manchester United and AC Milan this summer, while James is interesting a number of Europe’s elite clubs, including the Red Devils.

Real return to action in the UEFA Super Cup against United on August 8, a fixture that could see Los Blancos face both Morata and James if the two players link up at Old Trafford this summer.

Asked about his future and also that of James ahead of Spain’s friendly against Colombia last week, Morata said: “Who knows, maybe we’ll be team-mates next year.”

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