Saudi Arabia took Karim Benzema and tried, a lot and without luck, Luka Modric. But the French and the Croatian were not the only ones to receive Saudi interest. “Fede Valverde had a very important proposal this year and he rejected it because he only thinks about playing for Real Madrid”. This is how Martín Campaña revealed, in an interview with journalist Ismael Mahmoud in 365 Scores, the siren songs coming from the Middle East. The Al Riyadh goalkeeper and Uruguayan international recognized, in this way, that he Hawk just think white. Just like Madrid only sees its future with Montevideo on board.
As AS detailed in June, the club considers the midfielder a fundamental part of the “strategic project” and rejects any hint of interest. No half measures. Also Ancelotti. The one from Reggiolo does not understand his lineups without the Uruguayan: only Rüdiger (1,390′) exceeds the 1,312 minutes he has accumulated. One goal and three assists for a player who has played everything (17 games) and who has started in 15 of them (rotated against Union and Getafe). Even so, the Saudi league is always on the lookout to see if it manages to attract more stars to its newly minted constellation. “There are players like Darwin (Núñez) who would like to come in the future. Obviously, today they are in another stage, like other objectives”Campaña added. But Valverde does not enter that list.
Without going any further, on November 9, Fede’s renewal was made official. Until 2029 and with a titanic clause anti-sheikhs: 1,000 million euros. One more within that future plan orchestrated by the entity that has included the extensions of Vinicius, Rodrygo, Camavinga and the upcoming MIlitao. The spine of Real Madrid is tied for many years, with the additions of Aurélien Tchouameni and Jude Bellingham, landed a posteriori. No matter how much Saudi Arabia and its millions knock on the door insistently.
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