The winds of parting are blowing at Real Madrid. After 22 years with the club, “Sacred Bone Youth” Nacho Fernandez could be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
Spanish newspaper Marca reported on Friday (June 5) that “Nacho’s farewell to Real is approaching. Nacho, Dani Ceballos and seven other players, whose contracts end on June 30, remain at the club to decide their future.”
Nacho has been Real’s licorice. He’s never been a surefire starter since making his first-team debut in 2010-11, but when key defenders are injured, he’s always been the first player coaches turn to. That’s why he’s been able to play close to 20 games in almost every season since 2013-14.
Nacho’s versatility has been his biggest strength. Nacho is basically a center back, but he’s good enough with both feet to play both fullbacks and is a solid defender. In fact, Nacho was rarely a fixture in one position all season, filling in wherever the team needed him. 메이저사이트
This dedication earned him many honors. Nacho has always been at the center of Real’s successes, including five UEFA Champions League titles, three La Liga titles, and two Copa del Rey titles.
This season was no different. After starting the season on the bench, he started 44 games in all competitions this year to fill the gaps in the defense. However, the relatively important UCL quarterfinals and semifinals, as well as the Copa del Rey final, showed his limitations once again.
This is why his renewal is questionable. Nacho is a vital option for Real, and has always shown a deep loyalty to the club, but with Italian side Inter Milan showing steady interest since last winter, it’s only natural that he would be thinking about his position.
According to Marca, “Nacho is close to saying goodbye. The possibility of making his mark at Real great continues to linger in his mind, but he is delaying his decision as he contemplates Inter Milan or retirement. “It’s not an easy decision for him,” he said, explaining that if he doesn’t stay at Real, Nacho may decide to retire rather than move on.