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Real Madrid poised to announce the renewal of Brazilian international imminently
Eder Militao has been a defensive lynchpin for Real Madrid in recent years, establishing himself as one of the key components in the club’s backline.
His defensive partnership alongside the likes of David Alaba, Ferland Mendy and most recently Antonio Rudiger has been key to Real Madrid’s excellent start to the campaign.
In light of his excellent performances at the back, Real Madrid are set to award Militao with a contract extension, if reports from Diario AS are to be believed. The Spanish news outlet even suggests that Los Blancos will soon announce the new deal that will help them tie the defender’s future at Santiago Bernabeu.
Militao’s current contract at Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2025. He is currently halfway through his contract, and although he still has two and a half years remaining on his deal, Real Madrid seek to award the player for his services in recent seasons.
Militao’s contract extension should come just a month before the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. It appears the reigning European giants are forecasting the former FC Porto starlet to perform well in the coveted tournament, which, in turn, could significantly drive up his value.
As per earlier reports, Militao has already agreed terms for the extension back in July itself. His new deal will tie him down to Real Madrid until the summer of 2028 while it will also include a mammoth release clause worth €1 billion.
The Brazilian, for his part, will welcome the opportunity to become the potential face of the Real Madrid backline for the years to come.
Militao was the match-winner for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this past weekend as they beat Getafe 1-0, thanks to the defender’s first-half strike. His leadership qualities, though, will be put to the test when Los Blancos lock horns with arch-rivals FC Barcelona this weekend.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
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.