Nacho Fernandez isn’t going anywhere…
The 33-year-old Spanish soccer player and captain of Real Madrid has signed a new one-year contract at the club.
A club statement said: “Real Madrid and Nacho Fernández have agreed an extension to our captain’s contract, keeping him tied to the club until the 30th of June 2024.
“Nacho has represented Real Madrid for 22 years, ever since joining the club’s Under-11s academy side back in 2001.
“He has made 319 appearances for the Real Madrid first team, winning 23 trophies: three European Cups, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, three LaLiga titles, two Copas del Rey and four Spanish Super Cups.”
Fernandez, a Spain international, has taken on the role of club captain since the departure of Karim Benzema earlier this month.
“There are always offers from elsewhere, but I’ve decided to stay for one more year,” Nacho told TVE on June 11. “I’m really happy and excited about staying.”
The versatile defender, whose favorite position is centerback but can also play at full-back on either flank, has fallen behind Eder Militao, David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger among coach Carlo Ancelotti‘s options in central defense.
Nacho played 27 LaLiga games last season, starting 18 of them, but became increasingly important over the course of the campaign, which convinced him to continue at the Bernabeu.