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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Celta Vigo




Matches in La Liga continue to come hard and fast as Real Madrid get ready for their second away trip in as many weekends. After a comeback win against UD Almeria to open the season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will lock horns against Celta Vigo.

Ahead of the game, the biggest talking point is the absence of Casemiro, who will be completing his move to Manchester United. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed the same during his pre-game press conference.

Toni Kroos is sick with flu, and will not travel either, alongside Rodrygo, who is suffering from a muscle overload.

Alvaro Odriozola has been dropped from the team, as well, after picking up a muscle discomfort in training, while Daniel Carvajal returns. Lucas Vazquez started over him at right-back and scored the equaliser last weekend.

Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Jr, and of course, Federico Valverde form the attacking core. The Uruguayan could, however, return to his natural central midfield spot in place of Kroos.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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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.

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