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Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho: ‘I’m proud of Nacho’

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Concluding a trophy-laden career at his boyhood club, Nacho Fernandez’s departure from Real Madrid has been officially confirmed as the Spaniard is set to transition to a new stage of his life.

Despite not often being the biggest of names in the Real Madrid squad, rising through the club’s ranks and being the voice of reason behind closed doors rendered him a crucial asset to the team.

After all, Real Madrid won three trophies under Nacho’s leadership last season, including their 15th UEFA Champions League victory.

Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Nacho Fernandez

Nacho made his senior debut under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho in April 2011 and has remained an integral member of the first team ever since, going on to win a whopping 26 titles.

Nacho said goodbye to Real Madrid today. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Now, speaking about his former player, Mourinho expressed his pride in Nacho Fernandez, noting that even as a youngster, Nacho exhibited the maturity of a seasoned professional.

“I’m proud of him [Nacho]. He was a kid but with the mentality of a man. It was easy to see his potential at every level.

From that Valencia match until the Champions League final, I can only say that I’m so proud of him,” the Portuguese managed professed via The Athletic.

Respect and admiration from one of the greatest managers of all time are indicative of Nacho’s importance to the team.

Real Madrid lining up successor for Nacho’s number 6 jersey

Indeed, it seems that Eduardo Camavinga is poised to inherit Nacho’s number 6 jersey, as a recent interaction between the pair on Instagram has hinted at this transition.

Camavinga hinted on Instagram that Nacho’s Number 6 shirt would be his next season, with Nacho confirming it in a prompt reply.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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