This week is poised to bring two great announcements for Real Madrid fans, with their two crucial midfielders in Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga closing in on sealing their contract renewals.
According to Melchor Ruiz, the Galacticos will follow up on last week’s renewals of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo with these two players, cementing their place in Madrid’s long-term project.
Tomorrow, on Tuesday the 7th of November, Madrid will first announce the renewal of Camavinga ahead of the Frenchman’s 21st birthday on Friday.
And then, on Thursday the 9th, Valverde will follow according to the Spanish journalist.
€1bn release clause for both
Both Valverde and Camavinga will sign five-year deals till 2028, and their contracts will have a release clause of 1 billion euros.
Not only does this ensure a long say for both players, but the release clause is a safety net in a market where money is being thrown around like never before.
After Saudi Arabia’s incredible transfer splurge over the summer window, there is proof that clubs cannot afford to take any chances on their key players.
Fede Valverde and Camavinga have both become mainstays of the Madrid squad, the latter already in his third season with Los Blancos before turning 21.
As Luka Modric and Toni Kroos seem to be entering what is most likely their final spell at Madrid before riding off into the sunset, Valverde at 25 will be among the more experienced names in their lineup as they enter a new era.
Real Madrid youngster in line for significant minutes against Granada – report
Nico Paz was long hyped as Real Madrid Castilla’s brightest upcoming star. The media constantly kept the spotlight on the young Argentine through pre-season as he made a strong impression under Carlo Ancelotti in preseason.
His breakthrough eventually arrived, courtesy of Real Madrid’s injury crisis. He has now made two appearances for the team in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and even recorded his first goal for the club earlier this week against Napoli.
Taking his chances
As revealed by AS (h/t The Madrid Zone), Paz has impressed management with his cameo against Napoli and will be called up for Real Madrid’s clash against Granada tomorrow.
In fact, there is a good chance he sees significant game time on the night.
After all, Ancelotti is without the likes of Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park.
With Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Jude Bellingham filling the starting spots, Paz serves as the manager’s first-choice backup off the bench.
Paz voices his elation
Paz’s introduction against Napoli changed the texture of the game, and it was only poetic that he got the goal that put Real Madrid ahead again on the night.
Speaking to the media after his special night, the Castilla star did not hold back on his emotions.
“This is a dream. For a moment I didn’t even believe it. Very happy to be able to help the team. I dared. I was in automatic mode, I didn’t even know what I was doing. I hit it and well.”
“This is also a message for the other youth players: it is possible to get there. Ancelotti congratulated me, and the whole staff. They are an incredible group and I want to thank them all,” he added, urging his Castilla teammates to keep pushing.