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Real Madrid seal extension of 16-year-old academy wonderkid, new contract until 2025

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Real Madrid are currently negotiating the sales of several academy stars after the Castilla side failed to secure promotion to the Segunda division. The club still count on the youngsters but see their exodus to be the first step towards incorporating younger names and bringing them to the fore.

One such youngster who is already knocking on the doors of a step-up is Pablo Iago. The highly-rated 16-year-old is one of the academy’s finest midfield talents and has already attracted interest from many suitors across the globe.

Iago played for the club’s Juvenil B side last season and took the division by storm, scoring 12 goals and providing 11 assists in just 23 appearances. His impressive displays have caught the eyes of those higher up and he is set to play for the Juvenil A team next season.

According to reports from The Athletic, Real Madrid have renewed the young jewel’s deal in light of the interest from Europe. His deal with the club was running out in June 2024 and the new extension will see him at the club until 2025, when he turns 18 and can sign a long-term contract.

Iago joined La Fabrica in 2014 at the tender age of seven and has rapidly progressed up the ladder ever since. In fact, he signed his first contract with the club last season and has now already signed a renewal.

The teenager is known for his abilities as an attacking midfielder with dribbling, close ball control, and creativity being his strengths. His agility and technique on the ball make him stand out of the crowd and help him get out of boxed situations.

At just 16, there is still a lot for the youngster to finetune in his trade. The Merengues will hope to see him incorporated into the first team in the years to come, especially after the departure of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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