Real Madrid star Nacho Fernandez has been offered to leave Santiago Bernabeu after struggling with lack of game-time under Santiago Solari.
According to Transfermarketweb, Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez could be on the verge of leaving the Bernabeu in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Spanish international has struggled to nail down a permanent place in the starting lineup for the most part of his career at Madrid. As a result, coach Santiago Solari has granted him an offer to leave the club at the end of the season, though the defender’s current contract expires in 2020.
After making his professional debut with the club back in 2011, Nacho has emerged as a loyal guard for Real Madrid throughout his stint at the Bernabeu so far.
Unfortunately, however, the defender, for the large part of his career, has only been viewed as a back-up option in the defensive department more than anything else, particularly due to the sheer quality of defenders like Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Raphael Varane.
In fact, Nacho has only made 120 appearances in the Spanish top flight during his during his five and a half year stint with the club.
At the age of 29, it can be assumed that Nacho is currently at the peak of his career and thus, a move away from the Bernabeu could make a lot of sense before his career comes to a standstill.
He is very much part of the Spanish national team as well and moving to a new club, where he can receive proper pitch time will offer him with the opportunity to impress Luis Enrique as his side prepares for the upcoming European Championship next year.
A lot of top clubs around Europe, including Arsenal, are already enquiring about Nacho’s availability as per the report and the Spaniard would surely be an excellent addition for the Gunners.
The North London giants have struggled with injuries to key defenders like Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Monreal this season and the acquisition of Nacho, in that regard, will bulk up their defensive options next season.
The 29-year-old is a solid defender, whose versatility and doggedness at the back could fortify Arsenal’s defence while his vast experience at the highest level of football will prove to be beneficial for the Gunners’ backline.
As for Real Madrid, the departure of this Castilla graduate would be a good riddance for the club as they prepare for a potential overhaul this summer following a disastrous campaign.