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Real Madrid have an €8 million buyback option for former defender in 2024, Arsenal also interested



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Since leaving Real Madrid for Girona in the summer of 2022, Miguel Gutierrez has grown leaps and bounds, establishing himself as one of the most promising left-backs in La Liga.

The 22-year-old former Los Blancos academy product has been a prominent figure in Michel’s side this season as they make a surprise push for the La Liga title.

Naturally, there has been a lot of interest coming towards the Spaniard’s way, owing to his performances, with both Girona and Real Madrid keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding his future.

Real Madrid have an affordable buyback option

According to a report from MARCA, Real Madrid have an option to buy Gutierrez back from Girona in the summer of 2024 for a fee of €8 million. That price will rise to €10 million a year later.

In addition, Los Blancos also have the first refusal option on Gutierrez should any club make an offer for him in January, while they also retain 50% of his rights, meaning they would receive half of any fee that Girona sell him for if the Merengues opt not to re-sign him.

As things stand, Girona have no plans of selling Gutierrez in January nor does the player wish to leave as he wishes to complete the season in Catalonia and continue to be a part of the special season that they are having.

However, as things stand, it appears unlikely that the left-back will continue at Girona beyond the summer of 2024.

Destination Premier League?

Miguel Gutierrez shining at Girona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

As mentioned earlier, Real Madrid would have an option to sign Gutierrez from Girona for €8 million next summer.

But at the moment, it is something that is not a part of the Merengues’ plans as they have Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia, and are vying to sign Alphonso Davies.

Things could certainly change between now and the end of the season, but a move to the Premier League appears more likely for Gutierrez.

A number of top clubs from England are understood to be interested in the 22-year-old, with Arsenal said to be in the pole position, as per the report.

It is also claimed that the possibility of Real Madrid re-signing Gutierrez in the summer and then selling him right away does not exist.

If he is brought back, the club would have to keep him or loan him again for a season before selling him – a scenario that is seen as unviable.

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  1. Malik

    December 25, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Real should buy back and keep him. Dont chase Alphonso. Learn from mistakes. Look at Kubo, Odegaard, Hakimi etc all become star player now. Dont be stupid by chasing existing star while you have inhouse star in the making.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’




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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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