Roma have not forgotten Nacho. The Italian club tried to sign him in the last Winter transfer window but Real Madrid denied this possibility. Now, in summer, Roma is determined to seal the deal and get Nacho to the Italian capital as soon as possible.
The Italian coach Luciano Spalletti was very clear about the intentions of Roma: “We are speaking [with Nacho]”, said the coach to the website Tuttomercato. Therefore, it’s very clear now that the Italian club wants to get the deal soon enough to plan the season with the Spanish defender.
Nacho is only 26 years old and he has showed in these season what he is capable of. Nacho has played as a full back or as a right and left full back, so he can cover any position in the defence line.
Nacho arrived at Real Madrid at the age of 11 so it’s a really tough decision for him to leave his house. However, Nacho hasn’t had so many opportunities at Los Blancos, being the fourth defender for Rafa Benítez or Zinedine Zidane. The versatile player only appeared in 15 games last season, far from being important in the squad.
Nacho’s agent is expected to travel in the next hours to Italy to meet Walter Sabatini, Roma managing director. With Antonio Rudiger’s injury, Roma have the need of signing a new defender with quality, especially if they want to qualify to the group stages of the Champions League as the Italian team has to play a preview round.
Real Madrid don’t want to sell Nacho as they know he really feels the club and he has done his best every time the defender had to play. However, they understand Nacho’s position and his difficult situation with the lack of minutes. Will Nacho finally decides to leave Real Madrid for Roma?