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Roma Interested in Defender Nacho Fernandez

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Roma is interested in Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez

Rome, Italy – Roma sporting director, Walter Sabitani, is meeting with the agent of Nacho Fernandez about a move from the Santiago Bernabeu to Stadio Olimpico, per Gazzetta dello Sport.

Roma will attempt to close the deal on the basis of a free loan with option to buy and a counter option to buy clause, it will be up to Roma and Real Madrid to find the right sums. It will be an important discussion as Real would like to keep control of the player while Roma doesn’t want to simply increase his value to send him back to Real Madrid.

In any case, Nacho hasn’t had the opportunity at back with Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane racking up all the minutes in all competitions and will most likely be the same this year unless one of those three are injured or suspended.

Last year, he played in 22 games and scored a goal in Champions against Paris Saint-Germain. This summer is the genesis of his fourth season with the club and his future is looking closer and closer to Serie A.