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Real Madrid veteran feels ‘betrayed’ by club after signing of defensive duo – report



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Nacho Fernandez is one of many Real Madrid veterans to have their contracts expiring at the end of the season, meaning the club have its task cut out as they look to renew the deals of these star players and maintain the overall strength of the squad.

Given the way Nacho has served the club over the years, one would expect the centre-back to renew his deal at Santiago Bernabeu and continue to play a role for the senior side.

However, the coming summer represents a different scenario as far as the relationship between Nacho and Real Madrid are concerned.

According to Diario AS, Nacho is still happy with his life in Madrid and may end up renewing his contract at the club. But there is a sense of discontent growing around the player, who wants to have a more prominent role in the first-team.

In many ways, Nacho feels betrayed by how Real Madrid have treated him. Especially after the departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, the centre-back expected to become a prominent fixture in Real Madrid’s starting eleven.

But Real Madrid ended up signing players such as David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger in order to replace the departed players. The acquisition of Antonio Rudiger, in particular, had left Nacho extremely unhappy as the 33-year-old expected to become a first-choice option for Carlo Ancelotti this campaign, following his performances at the end of last season.

Nacho’s fortunes, though, have not changed at all. If anything, the Spaniard has found it more difficult to find game-time, having started in only two league matches this term. He has fallen behind the likes of Eder Militao, Alaba and Rudiger in the pecking order.

Although a contract extension could still be on the horizon, it appears Nacho will continue to play a bit-part role for Real Madrid in the coming season.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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