Real Madrid agree new contracts with Valverde, Camavinga

Real Madrid agree new contracts with Valverde, Camavinga

Real Madrid have signed new contracts with Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga.

Valverde last signed a six-year contract in 2018. In 2021, the buyout rises to €1 billion (£864m, $1.06bn). The 25-year-old will receive a pay rise as part of his new contract which runs until 2028.

Athletic reported in March that Real had opened contract talks with Kamavinga. The 20-year-old will see his wages rise and his release clause rise to €1bn.

Several representatives of Camavinga’s agency traveled to Spain to finalize the deal and Camavinga played 77 minutes in Real’s 2-0 win over Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu on September 27.

The €1bn release clause has been the subject of recent contract renewals at Real – with Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo and Eder Militao all agreeing terms last summer, although their deals have not been officially announced.

Vinicius Jr’s announcement was planned for last week but was delayed after club president Florentino Perez tested positive for COVID-19 in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Osasuna.

Valverde made 215 appearances for Real after signing from Uruguayan Peñarol in 2017, while Camavinga has played 110 times since leaving Rennes in 2021.

How important are these deals to Real?

Real decided seasons ago to invest in young talent and sign these players before they were well known and before the rich clubs got the upper hand with their money.

That’s why they started preparing a 1 billion euro severance package.

The spending to sign Valverde for €5m and Camavinga, €31m plus variables and betting on their development are clear examples of this strategy the club has followed.

With these moves, Real are rewarding the development of their two mainstays and securing their future with interest from other teams.

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