Lucas Vazquez signs new Real Madrid contract until 2024 to boost new manager Carlo Ancelotti after Manchester United and Chelsea expressed interest in the Spanish star
- Real Madrid have tied Lucas Vazquez to a new and improved contract
- The versatile Vazquez will now stay with the club until the summer of 2024
- Manchester United and Chelsea were both reportedly interested in the star
- Vazquez would leave the Bernabeu for free this month before the deal
Real Madrid have led Carlo Ancelotti’s second stint by tying Lucas Vazquez with a new contract until 2024.
The extension was officially announced on Thursday afternoon after days of speculation and the versatile Vazquez will play a part in Madrid’s quest for silverware next season.
However, the news comes as a blow to both Manchester United and Chelsea, who have reportedly expressed interest in catching the 29-year-old.
Lucas Vazquez has signed a new contract with Real Madrid, extending his stay until 202424
Vazquez was on the brink of leaving the Bernabeu when his previous contract expired at the end of this month, although Madrid were confident a deal could be reached.
The club seemed determined to keep the Spain international, rather than lose him for free, despite his recent injury.
After standing out mainly as a right-back, Vazquez tore his cruciate ligament against Barcelona in April and was out for the rest of the season.
Vazquez would leave this month with interest from both Manchester United and Chelsea
There were suggestions that Madrid would allow him to leave after the setback, and that the El Clasico scrap might be his last game for the club, but uncertainty about his future is now over.
He became the second Madrid player to write new terms in recent days, with Luka Modrid agreeing to a one-year contract.
Ancelotti has definitively taken over after Zinedine Zidane’s departure and Vazquez will play under him for the first time.
Earlier this month, Sports post reported on the rumors of improved terms of Vazquez’s contract.
A ruptured cruciate ligament suffered against Barcelona left Vazquez out in early April
AS claimed he will bank £84,000 a week, a significant increase from his previous package of £60,000 a week.
Vazquez joined the club in 2007 as a youth player and has since made 240 senior-level appearances for them, scoring 26 goals.
He won the Champions League three times and also helped Madrid to two LaLiga successes.
However, his spell on the treatment table brutally put an end to his hopes of making it into Spain’s Euro 2020 roster.
Vazquez plays for the first time in his career under new Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (left)