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Real Madrid one step away from re-signing €10 million-rated former defender – report

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Real Madrid are inching closer to securing the signing of former left-back Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano, according to Tomas Roncero of AS.

The 23-year-old is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy, but left the club in 2020 in search of regular game-time. Having joined Vallecano, Garcia has thrived at the club and is enjoying a solid 2022/23 season.

Given that he has a €10 million release clause in his contract, clubs had been circling to sign him up. Bayer Leverkusen, in particular, were intent on securing his services and had informed their intention to offer the release clause amount.

With Real Madrid having a first refusal on Garcia, they were mulling over their next move after learning Leverkusen’s interest.

And AS is now reporting that Los Blancos have decided to match Leverkusen’s €10 million offer as well as the contract proposal that the Bundesliga outfit were willing to hand Garcia.

BILD in Germany is also reporting that Real Madrid have exercised their first refusal option on the Spanish defender, putting an end to Bayer Leverkusen’s hopes of signing him.

The 23-year-old, for his part, has always maintained that he wishes to return to Real Madrid one day and had instructed his agent to prioritise negotiations with the Merengues should they decide to make a move to bring him back.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now decided to pull the trigger on the left-back, and are said to be just one step away from re-signing Garcia.

However, once they complete the signing, it is expected that the defender will be loaned back to Rayo Vallecano for the rest of the season as Real Madrid do not intend to cause any sporting damage to their La Liga rivals, who have been heavily reliant on Garcia this season.

Once he returns in the summer, Garcia will compete with Ferland Mendy for the left-back position. The Frenchman has not been convincing enough this season while David Alaba has made it clear that he wishes to play as a centre-back, leaving Ancelotti short of options.

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  1. Solomon Moses

    January 31, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Good sporting idea and policy to re-sign Fran Garcia

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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