Julen Lopetegui wants Wolves to sign Real Madrid defender

Sevilla's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui attends the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Sevilla FC and Borussia Dortmund, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on October 5, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Sevilla's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui attends the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Sevilla FC and Borussia Dortmund, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on October 5, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Julen Lopetegui’s time as the Real Madrid manager was not exactly memorable. He would go onto resurrect his career at Sevilla though, but after finding some solid success there, things went wrong this season and he was sacked by the club. The manager has not had to stay out of the game for long though, and has recently been appointed as the new boss of Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It will be interesting to see if Lopetegui is able to prove his mettle in English football or not. He seems to already have plans to improve their squad by signing a couple of Real Madrid players though.

The links with Mariano Diaz have been doing the rounds for a while and now, it looks like the former Real Madrid manager has set his eyes on Nacho Fernandez as well.

A report from Estadio Deportivo (as translated by Google Translate) goes on to read:

"During his time at Sevilla FC, he showed interest in Mariano Díaz and Nacho Fernández, two players who during his career as a Nervionense were financially impossible, and whose interest has resumed after signing with Wolverhampton."

Lopetegui is showing interest in reuniting with Real Madrid defender at Wolves

Nacho’s future at Real Madrid is in doubt at this point of time. His contract is set to run out at the end of the current campaign.

The club veteran is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal though, as he is believed to be unsure about his playing time and could potentially be weighing up his other options before deciding his long-term future.

Thus, there could very well be a chance for Wolves to sign Nacho in January, if Real Madrid want to get a transfer fee out of his exit rather than see him potentially walk out as a free agent at the end of the season.

Nacho came through the Real Madrid youth system and has spent his entire career at the club. It will be interesting to see if he wants to try a different experience and move to England at this stage of his career.

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