Reports claim Real Madrid are keen to keep Lucas Vazquez at the club and will offer him a new deal to end Manchester United and Chelsea hopes.
The 29-year-old will be out of contract at the Bernabeu this summer. We thought Los Blancos were happy to let him go, with rumors that six players will leave Madrid out of season.
Butarca report that the Spanish giants have now offered him a new improved deal. Vazquez is currently injured and will no longer play in 2020-2021.
Real reportedly offered him new conditions before the injury, but he has now come back with a better package. It’s unclear whether the Spain international will agree, with other clubs sure to show their hands.
Having worked his way up the youth ranks at Real, Vazquez made his senior debut in 2015. After playing for the club’s C and B teams, he spent 2014-15 on loan with Espanyol.
It convinced Madrid bosses he was ready for the big moment and the all-rounder on the right has made 164 league appearances. He has had 240 outings in all competitions, scoring 26 goals and is a favorite of the coach Zinedine Zidane.
The man with nine Spanish caps helped right-back this quarter in Dani Carvajal absence. But he’s also comfortable playing higher up the pitch to the right.
This gives Zidane options and the Frenchman wants him to stay at the club.
Bayern Munich an option for Vazquez
If the English interest in Galician is well known, the German giants Bayern Munich are also fervent. They seemed happy to take him on a free transfer, while Arsenal, Tottenham and Leeds have also been linked.
There is currently great uncertainty regarding football finances due to the pandemic. And Vazquez would have represented exceptional value as a free transfer.
He could well still leave the Spanish capital but it is clear that Real wants him in their books. And the odds of that happening have increased after reports of an improved offer on the table.
At the beginning of last month, he offered a cryptic message on his future.
“I’m really having fun this season because I’m playing and that’s what makes me happy,” he said. “A contract extension? I was and always will be a Real Madrid man.
We didn’t know if he meant in a game sense, but maybe it is now.
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