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Official: Renan Lodi leaves Atletico Madrid on loan after extending contract until 2026



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Atletico Madrid and Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement over a loan deal for defender Renan Lodi, the Rojiblancos have confirmed in an official statement.

The 24-year-old Brazilian international has signed a new contract extension with Los Rojiblancos until the summer of 2026 before departing the Civitas Metropolitano for the Premier League, where he will spend the rest of the season on loan.

“Atlético de Madrid and Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement over the loan until the end of the current season of Renan Lodi, who has extended his contract with our club until 2026,” the statement from the club read.

Lodi joined Atletico in the summer of 2019 and has gone on to make 118 appearances for the club so far, scoring six goals in the process.

The left-back had fallen down the pecking order at the Metropolitano recently, though, with manager Diego Simeone opting to use Reinildo Mandava ahead of him.

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Nottingham Forest will pay Atletico Madrid a loan fee of €5 million for the signing of Lodi. The Premier League newbies will have an option to make the Brazilian’s transfer permanent at the end of the season for a fee of €30 million.

With Lodi out the door, Atletico Madrid have already lined up a replacement for him in the form of Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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