Lucas Vazquez signs new Real Madrid contract until 2024 in boost to new manager Carlo Ancelotti after Manchester United and Chelsea showed interest in Spanish star
- Real Madrid have tied down Lucas Vazquez to a new and improved contract
- The versatile Vazquez is now set to stay at the club until the summer of 2024
- Manchester United and Chelsea were both reportedly interested in the star
- Vazquez was set to leave the Bernabeu on a free this month before the deal
Real Madrid have kickstarted Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell in charge by tying down Lucas Vazquez with a new contract until 2024.
The extension was officially announced on Thursday afternoon after days of speculation and the versatile Vazquez is set to play a role in Madrid’s quest for silverware next season.
However, the news comes as a blow to both Manchester United and Chelsea, who reportedly showed interest in snapping up the 29-year-old.
Lucas Vazquez has penned a new contract at Real Madrid which extends his stay into 2024
Vazquez was poised to leave the Bernabeu when his previous contract expired at the end of this month, although Madrid had been confident an agreement would be reached.
The club appeared determined to keep hold of the Spain international, rather than lose him for free, despite his recent injury.
After mainly catching the eye at right back, Vazquez ruptured his cruciate ligament against Barcelona in April and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Vazquez was set to leave this month with both Manchester United and Chelsea interested
There were suggestions Madrid would allow him to leave after the setback, and that the El Clasico scrap may have been his final game for the club, but the uncertainty over his future has now ended.
He became the second Madrid player to pen fresh terms in recent days, with Luka Modrid having agreed to a one-year deal.
Ancelotti has taken over permanently after Zinedine Zidane’s departure and Vazquez will play under him for the first time.
Earlier this month, Sportsmail reported on the rumoured improved terms of Vazquez’s contract.
A ruptured cruciate ligament picked up against Barcelona ruled Vazquez out in early April
AS claimed he will bank £84,000-a-week, a significant increase on his previous package of £60,000-a-week.
Vazquez joined the club as a youth player in 2007 and has since gone to make 240 appearances at senior level for them, scoring 26 goals.
He has won the Champions League on three occasions and also helped Madrid to two LaLiga successes.
His spell on the treatment table cruelly brought an end to his hopes of making Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, however.
Vazquez will play under new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti (left) for the first time in his career
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