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Real Madrid star announces shock decision to leave the club days after beating Man City

Real Madrid star announces shock decision to leave the club days after beating Man City

Real Madrid knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League this week.

A Real Madrid star has reportedly announced his decision to leave the club days after dumping Manchester City out of the Champions League.

On Wednesday night, City’s defence of their European crown came to an end after they lost to Madrid on penalties.

Midfield duo Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic missed their spot kicks as the Spanish giants clinched their place in the last four of the competition.

Days after beating City, it has been claimed that one of Madrid’s stars will leave the club when the current season draws to a close.

As reported by transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, who wrote on social media: “Nacho has informed Real Madrid of his intention to leave at the end of the season.

“The club has been informed, as reported by @jfelixdiaz @marca Nacho’s contract expires in June and he’s now really planning to leave as free agent.”

Having joined Madrid’s youth system in 2001, Nacho made his debut for Real Madrid B in 2009, going on to play 111 times, scoring four goals.

In 2011, the defender made his Madrid first team and La Liga debut when he started at left back in a 6-3 away win against Valencia.

Since then, the Spaniard has gone on to play 355 times across all competitions for Los Blancos, scoring 16 goals in the process.


Against City on Wednesday, Nacho started at the heart of Carlo Ancelotti’s defence alongside Antonio Rudiger and played the entire match.

Speaking after the match, Ancelotti said: “This is a great result obtained with great sacrifice. We defended well, and it was the only way to win here.

“I congratulated him(Pep Guardiola) and wished him the best of luck for the rest of the season. They progressed last season, and this time, it was our turn. It was a great feat to win today and I am really happy.”

When asked about Bayern Munich in the next round, Ancelotti said: “It’s interesting because it’s the semifinal and it’s particularly good because we beat Manchester City.”

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Topics: Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Football, Champions League