The spree of contract extensions continue at Real Madrid as after Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes, midfield sensation Eduardo Camavinga has now signed a new deal with the Merengues.
Real Madrid confirmed the news of the French prodigy’s extension via an official statement earlier today, which read:
“Real Madrid C. F. and Camavinga have agreed a contract extension for the player, who remains tied to the club until 30 June 2029.”
Signed from Rennes in the summer of 2021, when he was just 18 years old, Camavinga has grown into a fixture in the Real Madrid starting XI.
The 20-year-old Frenchman has already won all possible titles and trophies with the Merengues in his short stint in Spain and is seen as a key cog for the present and the future.
As such, Real Madrid have rewarded Camavinga with a new long-term contract until the summer of 2029, which is understood to come with an improved salary as well as a bumper release clause worth €1 billion.
With Camavinga’s renewal out of the way, it is now expected that Real Madrid will finalise the extension of Federico Valverde next, with Eder Militao’s contract signing also believed to be on the horizon.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.