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Real Madrid veteran yet to respond to renewal offer, future very uncertain
Even as the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Karim Benzema are set to renew with Real Madrid imminently, there remain uncertainties over the continuity of another veteran star in the form of Nacho Fernandez.
Just like the aforementioned trio, Nacho’s current contract with the Merengues expires on June 30. But, he has already been sent a renewal offer for one year by the club, reports Sergio Santos.
However, the versatile defender is yet to respond to the offer tabled by the Merengues which has created a layer of uncertainty over his continuity.
Nacho struggled for minutes in the early parts of the season, which he admitted was not ideal, leading to question marks over whether he would stay or leave.
But, things improved for the Spaniard midway through the campaign as he put in some vital performances domestically and in Europe against Liverpool. His rise even earned him a spot in the Spanish national team in March.
However, after that, Nacho’s game-time has once again depleted, with the defender hardly playing in recent weeks. The return to full fitness of players like David Alaba has not helped, but even when Carlo Ancelotti has rotated, Nacho has not had much prominence.
As such, it has once again brought up questions about his future, especially with the delays in his response to the contract offer.
The report states that the 33-year-old has suitors in England and Italy in Europe, while clubs in the MLS and Saudi Arabia are also pushing for his signing.
However, a decision is proving to be difficult as he is finding it hard to narrow down on a club that will meet his sporting and economic demands while also being suitable for his family.
A move to a minor league at the time when he is back in contention for a Spain call-up would be unadvisable for Nacho.
The academy graduate will need to respond to Real Madrid’s contract offer soon and it remains to be seen which way he leans.
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Official: Marco Asensio leaves Real Madrid on a free transfer
Real Madrid have officially announced that winger Marco Asensio will be leaving the club as a free agent at the end of the season. The Spaniard was between a contract extension and departure for a very long time, and eventually decided it was best for him to leave.
Asensio joined Madrid eight years ago, as a 20-year-old, and was loaned out to Espanyol during his first season in the top flight, where he scored four goals and gave ten assists across 34 appearances.
He has since been a key member of Real Madrid’s team, often dropping in and out of starting lineups, though. During his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Asensio has won three UEFA Champions Leagues, four FIFA Club World Cups, three La Ligas, and three European Super Cups.
“Real Madrid fans will never forget their path and their exemplary behaviors during all this time. Madrid is, and will always be, his home,” the farewell announcement said.
Now, rumours suggest that Asensio will heading to Paris to join PSG on a Bosman move.