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Real Madrid failure set to depart the club, Fiorentina will pay his wages – report



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Real Madrid have begun work at full throttle in the departures section after announcing two new signings early in the window – Antonio Rudiger and Aurélien Tchouameni.

While the situation of several players is uncertain, there has been little doubt over the future of Luka Jovic, the €63 million-rated signing that failed to prove himself at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Last week, it was reported that Fiorentina were in very advanced talks with Real Madrid to sign the Serbian international. The official announcement was thought to be close, but negotiations hit a roadblock soon after.

Jorge Picon of Goal Espana has released more news about the discussions between the clubs. As opposed to the initial proposal of Real Madrid sharing the player’s wages with Fiorentina, the Italian club will now pay 100% of his salary.

However, the player’s wage has been reduced because of Fiorentina’s inability to match the amount he was paid in Madrid. Moreover, Los Blancos are now forced to pay compensation for the money that Jovic was going to earn in the remaining years of his deal.

Given that the striker’s contract with Real Madrid was until 2025, the club now have to shell out the salary he would receive for three years.

It is speculated that Carlo Ancelotti’s side will retain 50% of the player’s rights, meaning they will receive half of any future transfer fee involving the player.

Despite it being an economically draining operation, Jovic’s departure is seen as a much-needed one. The Serbian has struggled to recreate his best form in Spain despite being given multiple chances to showcase his talent.

The 24-year-old played 15 league games for the club last season, scoring just one goal and providing three assists. The official announcement of his transfer is expected to be made tomorrow.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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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.

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