Real Madrid defender Nacho ends his contract at the end of the season and while there are no movements in that regard as of today, the player wishes to continue at least until 2024.
It’s only given that he wants to end his career at Real Madrid mostly because he has been here since he was 11. But now that he is months away from turning 33, there are claims that he is receiving offers from clubs abroad.
Speaking in the context, Spanish publication AS says several teams from the Major League Soccer (MLS) are seeing him as a lucrative option because of his vast experience and his heritage with Real Madrid.
Nacho, who is the third captain of Real Madrid after Karim Benzema and Luka Modric, is being looked upon as a target for the upcoming winter transfer window. For that, David Beckham’s Inter Miami are quoted to be one destination, but the 32-year-old does not want to leave the team at the moment.
For now, he is making every effort to renew his current deal until 2024 as he feels settled and everyone at the club appreciates his professionalism. Even the manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is grateful for the fact that despite the lack of minutes this season, the player is not complaining much.
Meanwhile, apart from the MLS, Nacho has also attracted interest from within the continent, with AS crediting Serie A side AC Milan with an interest. The Italian champions have been chasing him since last summer, but nothing concrete materialised.
Other teams keeping a close tab on his situation are Jose Mourinho’s Roma and Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves.
For now, any move in the January transfer window can be ruled out as he is yet to play his 300th career game for Madrid. So if anything is to happen, one can expect it to take place in the summer.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.