At the time of his signing from Rennes, everyone knew Eduardo Camavinga’s high ceiling. He was rightly dubbed as one of world football’s best young midfield prodigies, leading to Real Madrid spotting his potential early.
Yet, to convert expectation to reality is difficult, more so at a club like Real Madrid. With the pressure on his shoulders and a mountain to climb, Camavinga steadily established himself as a mainstay under Carlo Ancelotti.
Now, he is almost an undisputed starter for the Italian tactician.
Renewal around the corner
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, an official announcement of Eduardo Camavinga’s renewal with Real Madrid is imminent.
All details appear to be sorted and both parties have agreed to the terms of the deal.
As it stands, his new contract with Los Blancos will run until June 2029. His current deal runs out in the summer of 2027, and the two-year extension comes as great news to the Merengues’ faithful.
As part of his new deal, there will be a significant bump in the player’s wages and release clause as Real Madrid wish to protect him from other European clubs monitoring his situation.
The player, for his part, is committed to the project in Madrid and will likely be rewarded with an improved salary for his high-quality performances.
The point of difference
In the recent Clasico, Real Madrid were under severe pressure from Barcelona for the better part of the game.
The first half danced to Xavi Hernandez’s tunes as Los Blancos were left chasing after the ball.
Everything changed with the introduction of two players, one of whom was Camavinga. T
he youngster’s arrival onto the field with Luka Modric shifted the dynamic of the game and brought momentum back to the visitors. The rest, as they say, is history.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.