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Real Madrid defender on Inter Milan’s radar, yet to make final decision
There are three categories of player renewals for Real Madrid at the moment.
The first sect represents the players who have agreed on an extension with the club. On this list are the likes of Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos who will all play in the all-white next season.
The second set includes those who are yet to secure an agreement with the club but transmits positive sensations over a renewal in the weeks. Marco Asensio find himself in such a situation.
The final group includes the likes of Dani Ceballos and Nacho Fernandez. The aforementioned duo have not ruled out the chance of staying next season but are keeping their options open. With every passing day, they move away from Santiago Bernabeu.
According to reports from Jose Felix Diaz, Inter Milan have called Nacho Fernandez and are waiting for him to reveal his decision. The Italians offer him a regular role in the team, something he direly missed at the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid, for their part, have also placed a renewal proposal on the table and the player has received the offer. The club are now waiting for him to reveal his decision.
The central defender has spoken numerous times about how he feels loved at Real Madrid and the pride he feels at the Bernabeu. Barring the lack of a starting role, there is no other factor pushing him away from the club.
Yet, as the player sees it, playing time is invaluable at this stage of his career. He is now 33 years old and does not wish to spend his final years at the top level as a substitute.
Nacho has only started 16 of Real Madrid’s 35 league games so far and has two goal contributions to his name in 24 appearances. Further, he averages 6.1 defensive actions per game and has overseen seven clean sheets.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.