Lucas Vazquez Commits to Extended Stay with Real Madrid
With the exception of a 2014–15 loan stint at Espanyol, Vazquez has played his whole career at the Bernabeu.
In 327 games in all competitions, he has scored 33 goals and 59 assists, mostly from right-back or from either wing farther forward.
But since he’s 32 years old and his present contract is set to expire the day before he turns 33, it’s not sure if it will be renewed.
Although Carlo Ancelotti continues to employ the Spain international frequently, only four of his 16 appearances in 2023–24 came from the starting lineup.
That’s in spite of Eder Militao’s injury, which would have increased competition in the right-back position when he wasn’t playing in the centre.
“Time goes by quickly!” was Vazquez’s comment, according to ManagingMadrid.com, when asked if he will sign a new deal. Indeed, without a doubt.
“I’ve always dreamed of living in Real Madrid; it’s my home, and I’m happy here, so of course.
He continued, saying, “There are good moments and bad moments.” He was starting to fade into the background with Los Blancos. You feel awful when you don’t feel important or when you don’t receive minutes.
“You must maintain composure and train to the maximum, trusting in yourself and your abilities. That is not lacking from me. I’m at Real Madrid, where my dreams have always come true, so I’ll give it everything I’ve got for my team and for myself.”
Vazquez is anticipated to start for Real against Union Berlin in Germany since Real has already advanced to the round of sixteen of the Champions League as group champions.
That would come after the 83 minutes he played over the weekend when Ancelotti’s team was beaten to a 1-1 draw by Real Betis, dropping them to two points behind Girona, the surprising leaders of La Liga.