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Real Madrid could be given huge boost ahead of UEFA Super Cup
Real Madrid will take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup Final on 10th August. Los Blancos represent the Champions League as winners, while the German outfit beat the likes of Barcelona en route to their Europe League win.
Frankfurt were, in no way, shape or form the favourites to win Europe League heading into the competition. In fact, they were not even expected to make it past Real Betis, who they faced in the Round of 16.
As is turned out, they beat Barcelona, West Ham, and then Rangers in the finals as they lifted the trophy. This was largely because of their astute attacking system, pressing regime, and of course, none other than superstar Filip Kostic.
The Serbian scored three goals and assisted four, including one in the final, through the campaign. Unfortunately, he is a huge doubt for Frankfurt heading into the Super Cup final.
Fabrizio Romano has reported that Kostic is closing in on the move to Juventus. The 29-year-old has already agreed personal terms with the Italian giants, and the negotiations with Frankfurt are in advanced stages.
With just one day to go before the game, there is a huge chance that Kostic could be unavailable for the final. And without the winger, Frankfurt’s attack will definitely be handicapped.
He is, by far and large, their best player. Real Madrid will be hoping that the move goes through before the big game, while the Bundesliga outfit will try to delay it for as long as possible.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
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.