According to Marca, contract negotiations between Nacho Fernandez and Real Madrid have fallen through amid rumours that the Spain international is interested in joining Aston Villa and Wolves in the Premier League.
Nacho hasn’t exactly always been a lock for a spot in the Los Blancos XI, though. Imagine him as, say, John O’Shea from Real Madrid.
a player who, while not the most naturally gifted cog in a star-studded machine, can always be counted on to step in and “do a job” when necessary; a player who is highly versatile and useful to the team. also in a variety of positions.
Although Nacho’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu expires in the summer of 2023, he is aware that if he doesn’t leave the club sooner rather than later, he will miss out on the opportunity to play consistently while trying his hand in a new league.
Sport reports that Unai Emery is eager to retain the services of the former Villarreal target at his present employers. Despite the fact that Nacho is getting close to turning 33, Aston Villa is willing to give him a new beginning.
Another possibility is Wolverhampton Wanderers (AS). During his brief tenure as manager of the Spanish giants, Julen Lopetegui collaborated with the five-time champion of the Champions League.
Marca reports that Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of the defender’s dependability and versatility, and Real Madrid is hoping to keep one of their longest-tenured players.
However, Nacho does not have any current plans to extend his contract. According to reports, he is dissatisfied with his diminished role in Real Madrid’s plans, and the addition of Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea has pushed him even lower on the priority list.
Only one La Liga game that Nacho started in 2022/23. He has only ever been a member of Ancelotti’s starting XI seven times across all competitions.
Nacho has won three La Liga championships, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, three Supercopas de Espana, and one Copa del Rey in addition to his five Champions League winners medals.