Hmmm... 1 rider with 4 overall victories. + 2 riders with 0 total top 10's in GC = 3 co-leaders! (Or, 4 co-leaders if we count Valverde's celebrity appearance.)Froome riding for Movistar would be like Lance riding for T-Mobile in 2005. It makes zero sense. However, in a weird wolrd where Froome is riding for Movistar, there's no way Soler and Mas are given priority ahead of Froome.
I mean, imagine Lotto Soudal telling Gilbert "no, you can't go to San Remo because Degenkolb, De Buyst and Wellens want to go there and have priority over you". Or Total not signing Van der Poel because they have Terpstra, Petit and Turgis already in their ranks.
Seriously, though. The Tour would be 100x more fun with Froome on Movistar.