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Manchester United confident of retaining exciting youngster on Real Madrid’s radar – Romano
Real Madrid have emerged as a potential suitor for Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho. The 18-year-old is an exciting talent who has made clubs take sit up and notice of his potential this season with some top performances.
And his contract situation at Old Trafford has put several big teams, including Real Madrid and Juventus, show an interest in his services.
Garnacho’s current deal with Manchester United expires in 2024, meaning he will enter the final year of his contract in the summer. While talks are ongoing with the Red Devils, a resolution is yet to be reached, piquing the interest of Real Madrid.
However, according to Romano, Manchester United are very confident of keeping hold of the Argentine prodigy by extending his contract in the coming weeks.
The journalist also specifies that neither Real Madrid nor Juventus have held any talks with the 18-year-old as of yet.
“I’m told Manchester United are very confident on a new deal for Alejandro Garnacho to be agreed in the next weeks or months,” Romano said (via Caught Offside).
“Talks are ongoing and Man Utd feel it’s close. Real Madrid and Juventus have not started contacts to sign the Argentinian talent, as of now.”
Real Madrid’s interest in Garnacho does not come as a surprise considering that they could be bidding goodbye to a couple of attackers in the summer.
Eden Hazard, for one, is certain to leave the Santiago Bernabeu having fallen completely out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti this season. Meanwhile, Marco Asensio could also be on his way out with his contract yet to be renewed.
It could pave the way for Real Madrid to bring in a new wide player to add more depth to the roster. However, Garnacho might not be the one that they bring in as Manchester United are confident about renewing the 18-year-old Argentine ace.
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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.