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Real Madrid confirm new long-term contract for Fede Valverde

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Valverde will be at Real for the long haul
Valverde will be at Real for the long haul / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Real Madrid have confirmed that Fede Valverde has signed a new six-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2027.

Valverde broke into the Real first team during the 2018/19 season and has since gone to make over 100 appearances for the club in all competitions. This included playing 35 games last campaign, despite picking up several injuries.

The Uruguayan has also started both of his side's La Liga games so far this season, a 4-1 win over Alaves and a dramatic 3-3 draw with Levante.

Valverde rarely lets his side down and has been rewarded with a new long-term contract. he becomes the latest first-team player to pen fresh terms this summer, with Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal and Karim Benzema also signing new deals in recent weeks.

Real may have been active in contract re-negotiations this summer but they have largely stayed away from the transfer market. New manager Carlo Ancelotti has only made one new signing so far, bringing David Alaba in on a free transfer following the expiration of his Bayern Munich contract.

Real had been considering a sensational swoop for Kylian Mbappe, who is in the final year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract. However, 90min understands that deal will not happen this summer with Los Blancos focused on signing the forward on a free transfer next summer.

Real are currently restructuring their wage bill so that Mbappe can be signed and there have been several notable departures at the Santiago Bernabeu recently.

Captain Sergio Ramos has joined PSG on a free transfer and his long-serving centre-back partner Raphael Varane has departed for Manchester United. Martin Odegaard has left too, rejoining Arsenal on a permanent basis following an encouraging loan spell last season. Brahim Diaz and Takefusa Kubo have also been shipped out on loan.