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Actual Madrid affirm Nacho departure earlier than Saudi switch


Nacho Fernández has left Actual Madrid forward of an anticipated transfer to the Saudi Professional League, the membership introduced on Tuesday.

Nacho captained the workforce to the Champions League and LaLiga double this season however has left the membership on the finish of his contract.

The 34-year-old defender has received a joint-club report 26 trophies, together with six Champions League titles, with Madrid, having joined the membership aged 10. He made his first-team debut in 2012.

He’s a part of the Spain squad, who beat Albania, 1-0, on Monday to advance to the European 2024 knockout spherical.

Sources have informed ESPN that he’s set to signal for Al Qadsiah within the SPL. He had been in superior talks with Al Ittihad, however the centre-back was then provided a deal by Al Qadsiah and determined to just accept it as he was eager to resolve his future as quickly as potential, the supply added.

“Actual Madrid want to thank and categorical our appreciation to Nacho, one of many membership’s largest legends,” the assertion mentioned. “Each Actual Madrid fan is extraordinarily pleased with some of the legendary youth academy graduates in our historical past.”

The president of Actual Madrid, Florentino Pérez, added: “Since he arrived at our youth academy as a baby, Nacho has been an instance to everybody and has earned the love, recognition and admiration of everybody at Actual Madrid.

“Actual Madrid is and all the time will likely be his house.”

Nacho paid tribute to Actual Madrid followers with a message by way of social media.

“It has been months of reflection, indecision and doubt, however as we speak I’m right here to let you know that I must have a ultimate and totally different expertise together with my household and that is the right second,” he wrote. “Thanks Actual Madrid for understanding me.”