Real Madrid, the Spanish giants, are currently juggling three distinct categories of player contract renewals, each with its own unique set of circumstances.
First up, we have the stalwarts of the team – Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, and Toni Kroos. These seasoned pros have already given their nod to extend their stay with the club, ensuring that they’ll continue to grace the pitch in the iconic all-white kit next season.
Then, there’s a group of players who are still in the throes of negotiation. These are the lads who are sending out positive vibes about their future with the club, but haven’t quite put pen to paper yet. Marco Asensio, the talented winger, finds himself in this boat.
Finally, we come to the players who are keeping their cards close to their chest. Dani Ceballos and Nacho Fernandez are two such players who haven’t completely shut the door on the possibility of staying, but are also keeping their eyes peeled for other opportunities. With each passing day, their ties with the Bernabeu seem to be loosening.
The grapevine has it that Inter Milan have been in touch with Nacho Fernandez according to Marca. Dangling the carrot of a regular starting role – something that’s been a bit elusive for him in the Spanish capital.
On the other hand, Real Madrid haven’t been sitting idle either. They’ve put forth a renewal offer, and are now playing the waiting game, eager to hear what Fernandez decides.
Fernandez, the reliable central defender, has often spoken about his deep affection for Real Madrid and the sense of pride he feels playing at the Bernabeu.
There’s no real bone of contention, except for the fact that he’s been warming the bench more often than he’d like.
Inter Trying to Sign Nacho Fernandez With Promises of a Starting Role
At 33, Nacho Fernandez is acutely aware that his playing days at the top level are numbered. He’s not keen on spending his twilight years as a substitute, which is understandable.
So far, he’s only been in the starting lineup for 16 of Real Madrid’s 35 league games this season, contributing to two goals in 24 appearances.
His defensive prowess is evident in the 6.1 defensive actions he averages per game, and the seven clean sheets he’s been a part of.
So, will he stay or will he go? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure – the coming weeks are going to be quite a rollercoaster ride for the fans!