We are into the peniltumate gameweek of La Liga, where all games will take place at the same time. For Real Madrid, it is a chance to keep their momentum and morale going ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool on 28th May.
They take on Cadiz in this game, and will travel with a squad of 20 players. Thibaut Courtois was unwell during the week and does not make the cut for the game. Consequently, Andriy Lunin is return to the goal after a strong display against Atletico Madrid.
David Alaba is still missing from the defence, and so is Marcelo who will likely leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
There are no surprises in midfield. Dani Ceballos returns from his injury while Isco is still missing.
Gareth Bale does not make the squad list, but Eden Hazard has returned from an injury that was expected to keep him out for the season. These could be his last few days in the Real Madris shirt.
Real Madrid intend to offer a one-year extension to veteran defender
With the 2023/24 season entering the final phase, planning for the summer window is already underway. And Real Madrid have several important decisions to make, not only regarding signings but also some of their current players.
A number of players have their contracts expiring at the end of the season and their futures will need to be resolved in the weeks to come.
While Luka Modric looks set to depart, Toni Kroos is expected to sign a renewal and Nacho Fernandez could also continue at the club. That leaves Lucas Vazquez, who also sees his contract run down on June 30, 2024.
Real Madrid intend to renew Vazquez
Now, MARCA is reporting that Real Madrid intend to offer Lucas Vazquez a one-year extension that will keep him at the club until 2025.
The La Fabrica product has done a brilliant job deputising for Dani Carvajal as the second-choice right-back and the Merengues are happy with what he has offered.
As such, the plan is now to offer Vazquez a new contract for an additional year which would prolong his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2025.
So far this term, the Spaniard has featured in 26 matches across all competitions, even chipping in with a goal and four assists.
Vazquez might not be the biggest name on the roster, but he is seen as a valuable member of the dressing room, someone who is a model professional and acts as a conduit between the seniors and the younger members.
Vazquez enjoys the full trust of manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club, and as such, it will not come as a surprise to see him sign a new deal.