Lucas Vázquez is, today, closer to leaving Real Madrid than extending his contract, which ends on June 30. As AS has learned, its renewal has entered a deadlock phase that has a difficult solution, because right now there are other priorities within the club due to the economic problems caused by the pandemic.
The conversations with Lucas Vázquez’s environment began several weeks ago, because Zidane’s will, as he has publicly stated, is for the Galician to continue. However, the first offer was not to the liking of the player and the club is very clear that there are other more urgent problems to solve. In fact, one of those issues to be discussed is a wage cut for workers that will also affect the first staff.
Therefore, no crazy things will be done in the renovations. Even less in the case of Lucas Vázquez, because just a few months ago it was expected that the paths of the Galician and the white team would separate this summer, when the contractual relationship that unites them ended.
His good performance this season has caused the option of his continuity to be put on the table, although within the club there are still voices that give his stage over. Lucas is 29 years old and they consider that the gap in attack left by Cristiano should be filled by the young people with whom Madrid has been reinforced in recent seasons (Vinicius, Rodrygo, Brahim …). The only way for them to grow is with minutes and many of those opportunities are currently being made by the Galician youth squad.
Carvajal’s physical problems, together with Zidane’s lack of confidence in Odriozola, have given Lucas Vázquez an unexpected role this season, alternating games as a winger and winger. Add 1,655 minutes, the eighth more than the squad. He occupies an important role in the team, although his renewal is an increasingly complicated option …