Real Madrid have improved their offer to extend Lucas Vazquez’s contract and both parts are close to reaching an agreement, according to a report published today on AS. Vazquez would earn around €5 million/year and would stay in the Spanish capital for the next three seasons, with a clause for an extra year if certain objectives are reached, per that same report.
While the offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are reportedly better, Vazquez is now keen on staying in Madrid, so he will likely accept the new offer from Los Blancos. Keep in mind that he’s now out with a serious knee injury, so Madrid are showing faith in his recovery.
Los Blancos have probably realized that replacing Vazquez would be more expensive than trying to keep him, especially if we consider that Madrid desperately need to find a backup for Carvajal, who has spent most of the season injured. That’s where Vazquez fits, even though he played most of his career as a right winger. His ability to be reliable and solid enough to play as a right-back when needed is extremely valuable, so extending his contract makes sense just to save the money which would be spent on a quality right-back.