Nacho Fernandez is one among several Real Madrid players whose contracts stand to expire at the end of the ongoing season.
One of the few one-club footballers left currently, the 32-year-old has spent his entire career at Real Madrid, racking up close to 300 appearances and winning a host of titles and trophies.
While he has never been a permanent fixture in the starting lineups, Nacho has endeared himself with the fanbase as well as the managers he has played under due to his versatile nature, leadership, professionalism, and attitude.
However, since the summer arrival of Antonio Rudiger, the Spaniard has found himself warming the benches more often than not. Unhappy with his current situation, Nacho has pressed pause on the contract talks with Real Madrid as he considers his future.
Amidst this, Mundo Deportivo is now reporting that should Nacho decide to leave in the summer, Real Madrid will not cause any problems. And the 32-year-old is unlikely to be short on offers either.
In the past, clubs like Aston Villa and Wolves have been linked with Nacho. However, as per the report, European elites such as AC Milan and Juventus are also showing an interest in securing the services of the veteran Real Madrid star.
On top of that, it is also reported that German champions Bayern Munich are also keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding the future of Nacho.
Bayern’s interest certainly comes out as intriguing, although their recent capture of Daley Blind on a free transfer showed that Die Roten are open to shrewd market opportunities. And Nacho has the capability to be a smart addition due to his experience and leadership.
With less than six months on his contract, it remains to be seen if Nacho is willing to negotiate a new deal with Real Madrid or decides to take on a new adventure come summer.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.