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Official: Three Real Madrid players nominated for La Liga end-of-the-season awards



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Recently crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid made another strong statement with a 5-0 win over Alaves last night as they look ahead to the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.

Having won 29 of their 36 games played in the league this season, Los Blancos could reach a stunning 99 points if they win their final two games in La Liga in what would be a historic result.

The men in white have worked hard to ensure their dominance in the competition and it would not be possible without a little extra impact from certain players.

La Liga’s recent list of nominees for various end-of-the-season awards acknowledges some individuals who have been vital in the season’s journey.

Three players nominated

Of the ten players nominated for the La Liga Best Player of the Season award are two Real Madrid stars who have been brilliant on an individual level all season – Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid’s dream duo (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

The former, in just his first season at the club, enjoyed a thunderous start to the campaign before a slight dip in form in recent weeks. Vinicius, meanwhile, has 15 goals and five assists in the Spanish league this season.

Some of the other nominees include Robert Lewandowski, Antoine Griezmann and Artem Dobvyk.

Rodrygo Goes, who did not make the cut for the senior category, has been nominated for the Best U23 Player of the Season award where he must fight with Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal and Pau Cubarsi amongst others.

The Italian hero

Also nominated for an award is Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has been selected as one of the five names to take home the Best Coach accolade later this month.

The Italian faces competition from Michel, Marcelino, Diego Simeone and Ernesto Valverde. Barcelona manager Xavi has been snubbed from the list of candidates.

The awards will be handed out in Sardinia, Italy, on May 28 and it is safe to say that the Best Player and Best Coach awards will almost certainly come home.

After all, Vinicius and Bellingham are also said to be top contenders for this year’s Ballon d’Or as well.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’



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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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