Real Madrid confirm they’ve beaten Newcastle to complete deal, Arsenal also targeted

9 June 2023 - 11:20 pm

While there is certainly a new left-back on Eddie Howe’s wish list this summer, the chances of Fran Garcia eventually joining St James’ Park look slim for the time being.

Rayo Vallecano said in February that Garcia – who came into Newcastle United’s sights during a stellar breakout season in La Liga – would likely end up returning to the club where he began his career.

Real Madrid have now confirmed this. The bluffing 23-year-old will pick up where he left off when he leaves Blancos for Vallecas in 2021.

“Real Madrid and Vallecano have agreed to the transfer of Fran Garcia,” rMake a statement on the Real website.

“[He]will play for the club for the next four seasons. On Monday 12 June at 12 noon, Fran García will be unveiled as the new Real Madrid player.”

Disappointment at Real Madrid and Arsenal

Last season, Garcia scored twice and added three more for Andoni Ilaura’s surprise package. He scored against both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

He will move to the Santiago Bernabeu together other Man prepares to pierce white life a second time.

Fabrizio Romano Brahim Diaz, worth £25million, has agreed a deal until the summer of 2027, reports claim. He returns after three seasons at AC Milan. The former Manchester City starlet could be linked with a possible reunion with Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta. The Gunners have brought Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus from the Etihad to the Emirates in the past 12 months (TuttoSport).

Diaz went to Madrid instead. He hopes to make a bigger impact in his second spell at Real Madrid than he did the first time. The former Spain international returns with a more mature and well-rounded player, although concerns remain over his final product from the No. 10 position.

“Knowing the deal is done for Brahim Diaz,” Romano wrote. “[Díaz will]sign a new long-term contract with Real Madrid until June 2027.

“Brahim is expected to debut at the Bernabeu next week as a new signing. The agreement will be sealed.”

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