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Celta Vigo and Getafe interested in signing 25-year-old Real Madrid forward
Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral, whose loan agreements with AS Roma and Getafe ended in June, is wanted by Celta Vigo and Getafe.
According to Santos Relevo (h/t Madrid Xtra), Los Blancos would contemplate moving the striker on, if Mariano Diaz decides to stay at the club but neither Celta nor Getafe have yet made an approach to Madrid.
Mayoral is seen by Carlo Ancelotti as a reliable backup for Karim Benzema. If Mariano does ultimately decide to join Fenerbahce, Mayoral will stay put in the Spanish capital.
Luka Jovic, who would’ve been ahead of Mayoral in the pecking order is also on his way out as he looks certain to join Fiorentina for the upcoming season.
Mayoral, a product of Real Madrid’s youth programme, made his first-team debut in 2015 and has since played 33 times, contributing seven goals. The 25-year-old has spent most of his professional career on loan as he has gone through periods with VfL Wolfsburg, Levante, AS Roma, and Getafe.
The major question stays whether Mayoral himself would prefer to stay in the Spanish capital considering the game time he would be receiving.
Under Carlo Ancelotti, Mayoral would have trouble getting consistent playing time considering the form Benzema has shown.
Celta Vigo are in the market for an attacking addition as a replacement for Santi Mina, who has been handed a prison sentence for sexual assault charges.
And the Galician outfit have identified Borja Mayoral as a possible target for the summer, although signing him might not be as easy.
The Spaniard would reportedly prefer a move to Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, as Getafe seem interested in re-signing him as manager Quique Sanches Flores pushes for the deal.
A move to Getafe could be the preferred option for the 25-year-old after he enjoyed a fairly impressive spell with the Azulones.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
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.