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Real Madrid have rejected €90 million offers for ‘untouchable’ midfielder



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Real Madrid saw their midfield triumvirate of Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos get broken this summer as the Brazilian bid goodbye to the club to join Manchester United.

While his departure will be a blow, Los Blancos have players ready to step in and take over from their former midfield general. Aurelien Tchouameni was signed this summer from AS Monaco with that particular objective.

However, in Federico Valverde, Real Madrid already have a player who can step in and replace the Brazilian. The Uruguayan has been utilised on the right flank in recent matches by Carlo Ancelotti but is primarily a midfielder who will now be expected to take over as a dressing room leader.

But, if a report from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is to be believed, Real Madrid could possibly have lost Valverde as well this summer.

Indeed, according to the journalist, Los Blancos received offers as high as €90 million from the Premier League for Valverde. However, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe quickly rejected those proposals, claiming that the midfielder is ‘untouchable’.

The report does not mention which Premier League club made an offer for Valverde, but he has been on the radars of Liverpool in the past.

The 24-year-old has been at Real Madrid since 2016. Having broken into the first-team setup a couple of years later, he has grown into a key part of the team, racking up over 150 appearances.

Valverde signed a new contract with Real Madrid last year, prolonging his stay at the club until the summer of 2027. His release clause stands at a massive €1 billion. Given his importance and standing within the squad, an exit in the near future seems extremely unlikely.

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  1. Kofi

    August 24, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Good player by all standards but with all due respect not worth 90million euros.

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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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