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Real Madrid forward dropped after heavy summer

Real Madrid have terminated the contract of 24-year-old Finland striker Eero Markkanen after just one year because he reportedly put on nearly three stone over the summer.

Markkanen never made a senior appearance for Madrid, playing instead for their Castilla side, but was a part of their Champions League squad in 2014.

However his dream of making it as a Madrid player is now over after letting loose over the summer.

Markkanen isn’t the only player who enjoyed his summer holidays. QPR fans won’t be surprised to hear Adel Taarabt has been told to lose weight if he wants to play for Benfica.

Both players should take a leaf out of Luke Shaw’s book after the 19-year-old reportedly lost half a stone over the summer to make sure he was in prime form for Man United this season.