Nacho Signs New Contract, Becomes Club Captain
Real Madrid’s defender Nacho has agreed to a fresh one-year deal with the club, putting an end to speculation about his future. Despite interest from several other clubs, including Inter, Villarreal, and Major League Soccer teams, Nacho has chosen to remain with Real Madrid. In addition, he will take over the captaincy from Karim Benzema, who recently joined Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. Real Madrid officially announced on Thursday that Nacho’s contract will now extend until June 30, 2024.
This positive development follows midfielder Toni Kroos’ signing of a one-year contract extension the day before. Nacho has been a part of Real Madrid since he was ten years old, progressing through the club’s youth system and eventually making his senior debut in 2011 during Jose Mourinho’s tenure. Since then, he has amassed 319 appearances for the club, contributing 16 goals, nine assists, and winning an impressive 23 trophies.
Nacho’s versatility has been evident as he has been deployed not only as a center-back but also as a right-back and left-back when needed. Furthermore, he has represented the Spanish national team on 23 occasions, making his senior debut in 2013.