Real Madrid veteran could look to leave next summer

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Real Madrid might not have much depth in a number of positions but one area where they seem to be stacked right now is centre-back. The club appear to have three players competing for the starting berths right now in David Alaba, Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger.

Alaba and Militao have already proven themselves in the royal white jersey and were instrumental in the club winning their 14th Champions League title last season. On the other hand, Rudiger arrived on a free transfer in the summer after his contract with Chelsea ran out and has been very impressive whenever he has played.

One player who has slipped down the pecking order amidst all of this though is Nacho Fernandez and it looks like his future at Real Madrid is unclear at this point of time.

As reported by AS, Javier Herraez, a journalist from Cadena SER, said in Carrusel Deportivo:

"“Nacho’s renewal is stopped. He is not in a hurry. He has played 120 minutes of more than the 600 played and Nacho is going to wait. The renewal is going to be considered, something that has never happened.”"

Nacho’s future at Real Madrid is up in the air amidst a lack of playing time

Nacho has spent his entire playing career at Real Madrid, having come through the club’s famed youth academy.

At the moment though, he is struggling for consistent playing time with the likes of Alaba, Militao and Rudiger firmly ahead of him in the defensive pecking order.

On the other hand, his current deal with Real Madrid runs out next summer and it looks like the defender is now considering his future with the club.

At 32 years of age, this might be Nacho’s last chance to get a move elsewhere if he is indeed serious about leaving Real Madrid.

He has won everything that there is to win and put his name down in the history books of the club. But if he is to play regular football, Real Madrid might no longer be the best place for him to get that opportunity.

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