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Real Madrid captain has contract offer on the table to stay until 2025



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Before the new season got off to a start, Nacho Fernandez was one of the players facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid.

There were doubts on whether or not the veteran defender would enjoy a prominent role in the first team, especially with Carlo Ancelotti putting more faith in Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, and Eder Militao.

But as we approach the halfway point of the campaign, Nacho has been a crucial figure in Real Madrid, at a time when Militao and Alaba have been sidelined with long-term injuries.

Nacho, who was even considering an exit in the summer, is now the captain of the Real Madrid team, leading to renewed hopes of his continuity at Santiago Bernabeu.

Contract extension on the cards

According to Hugo Cerezo (h/t Madrid Xtra), it is not completely ruled out that Nacho may continue at Real Madrid until 2025.

The veteran defender’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires at the end of the season. But given his importance in the team, Madrid would want him to renew for another season.

Nacho, in fact, has the new contract on the table, which will allow him to automatically renew his contract until 2025.

What does the future hold for Nacho? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

There is no secret that Nacho, for his part, is considering a contract renewal. The report adds that the captaincy opportunity could play a key role in convincing him to further his stay at the Bernabeu.

However, it must be noted that Real Madrid may go after a big-name defender in the near future. The club are already keeping tabs on many options in the transfer market.

One of the top targets for Los Blancos is LOSC Lille’s Leny Yoro, though the club are also keeping an eye on other talents across Europe.

The potential arrival of a new defender could once again take things back to square one for Nacho. It will, therefore, be interesting to see whether or not the veteran ends up renewing his deal.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team




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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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