After a season full of changes and goodbyes in the real Madrid, it’s time to talk about renovations. And the first player to ensure his continuity at the white club has been Nacho Fernandez. The Madrid defender will celebrate his fourteenth season with the Merengue shirt after a meeting between the player and the general manager of Real Madrid, José Ángel Sánchez.
During the meeting, Sánchez conveyed to Nacho the importance of his permanence in the team for the project that is coming up this coming summer. Given the interest and affection that he feels for the club, the player did not hesitate to accept the renewal offer and will continue to be part of Real Madrid for at least one more season.
Nacho stays at Real Madrid
Despite having offers from other teams such as Inter Milan and even from the MLS, Nacho has decided to reject all the proposals and continue wearing the white shirt. At 33 years old, Nacho joins the group of players who will renew their contract year after year, following the club’s policy for footballers over thirty.
Next season will be special for Nacho, as he will have the honor of wearing the Real Madrid captain’s armband. After the departure of Karim Benzema, the defender becomes the player with the most seasons at the club and his experience and leadership will be essential to guide the team on the field.
Nacho arrived at Real Madrid in July 2001, when he was still a junior. Since then, he has gone through all the lower categories of the club until reaching the first team. He made his debut under the direction of José Mourinho on April 23, 2011 in a match against Valencia at Mestalla. Since then, he has won a total of 23 titles with Real Madrid, including five Champions League and four La Liga titles.
Nacho’s renewal ensures the presence of a versatile player committed to the white club. His versatility and experience will be of vital importance in the new project that he is preparing at Real Madrid, where they will seek to return to the path of success next season.