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Real Madrid veteran remains fixed on leaving as free agent, will not stay in Europe



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Real Madrid are in a state of euphoria after what has been a hugely successful week for them.

After winning the La Liga title, the Merengues qualified for the finals of the UEFA Champions League last night by beating Bayern Munich.

Having already lifted the Spanish Super Cup as captain of Real Madrid, Nacho Fernandez will receive the La Liga title this weekend and has a chance to get his hands on the UCL trophy as well.

The 34-year-old defender’s contract with the Spanish capital club expires at the end of the season and it has been reported that he will be leaving in the summer.

However, given the success that the team is achieving, there may have been a temptation to reconsider his decision.

Nacho remains fixed on leaving

But, that is not the case with Nacho as Fabrizio Romano reports that the defender’s plan remains to leave Real Madrid as a free agent this summer.

The veteran Spaniard has spent his entire career at Real Madrid, having started at the club’s academy over two years ago.

Nacho plans to leave. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

A club man through and through, Nacho does not plan on continuing at the Santiago Bernabeu and plans to call time on his career at the club on a high.

No plans to stay in Europe

Furthermore, the report from Fabrizio Romano adds that Nacho does not plan on staying in Europe even though Inter Milan are interested.

Instead, the defender’s idea is to move either to the MLS in the United States of America or the Saudi Arabian League, where former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo plies his trade.

What is certain is that Nacho does not plan on changing his mind about the decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final



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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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