A recent report from Diario AS has offered a crucial update on the future of Antonio Blanco.
The young defensive midfielder is the captain of the RM Castilla side, but it appears he could be set for La Liga adventure in the new season, with Cadiz closing in on his services.
The report suggests the Spanish outfit are on the verge of signing Blanco on a season-long loan deal. All the parties are in advanced negotiations over the deal and the move could be officiated in the coming hours.
A product of the Madrid youth academy, Blanco is long considered to be one of the most gifted players in the subsidiary squad. A number six by trade, he is rated highly due to his physique and ability to provide the defensive work ethic in the middle of the park.
Many in the Real Madrid camp even consider him the perfect heir of Casemiro. However, with little to no experience in professional football, he was not included in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the new season.
Blanco, for his part, wanted some first-team role in the Real Madrid setup. He did not want to remain at RM Castilla either, so a loan move to Cadiz could be the best option for the youngster.
Blanco could become the sixth new signing for Cadiz in the ongoing transfer market, joining a list that includes another Real Madrid talent in Victor Chust, although the young defender joined the club on a permanent deal worth around €1 million.
While Blanco’s move to Cadiz could soon be on the horizon, Real Madrid are finding it difficult to offload star player Marco Asensio.
The Spanish international has no offers on his table at the moment and is facing an uncertain future at the club, with just two weeks remaining until the transfer window slams to a shut.
Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent
If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.
Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.
However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.
As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.
Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.
So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.
Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.
With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.
Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.
Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.