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19-year-old striker happy with Real Madrid’s interest, but prefers to wait and develop



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They say that the chance to play for Real Madrid is a train that only arrives once at a player’s station. When such a calling arrives, it is indeed tempting to jump onto the bandwagon without a second thought.

Yet, it is not easy for new players to adapt to the pressure that comes with playing for Real Madrid. The Spanish club are one of the largest sporting institutions in the world and to don the white jersey can be daunting even for the best.

According to reports from Jorge C Picon, Real Madrid target Benjamin Sesko has understood this subtle detail. The striker is overwhelmed by Los Blancos‘ interest in him but feels he is not ready for the step up.

Instead, the RB Salzburg player prefers to take an intermediate step in his career before moving to the Madrid-based club. He is working with his agents to engineer such a move, and his decision will be known in a few days.

Several clubs across Europe have been actively scouting Sesko over the past year including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from Spain. At the moment, Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be in the driver’s seat to sign him.

From Real Madrid’s point of view too, it would make sense to wait for the player to blossom completely. One cannot help but think of Luka Jovic who also struggled at the club after making a premature move to Spain.

Last season, Sesko made 24 league appearances for RB Salzburg scoring five goals and providing an assist. This season, he already has a goal and an assist in two games for the club.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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