Nacho Fernandez is reportedly keen to sign a new deal with Real Madrid, amid recent links to Wolves.
The centre-half is supposedly a player Julen Lopetegui admires and believes could do a good job at Molineux.
The ace is currently into the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu.
The 32-year-old has been there his whole career, and there had recently been suggestions that he was ready for a new chapter, and to become a regular elsewhere for the first time.
But AS reported over the weekend that he has interest from the MLS. Clubs based in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Florida are all keen.
But it is Nacho’s wish to continue his journey with Real.
Despite not featuring much at all this season, Nacho doesn’t want to leave Real.
It is stated that he wants to talk with the club, but at the end of his current contract. He wants to extend until 2024.
The development comes after Fernandez had been linked with Wolves and new Molineux boss Lopetegui.
Lopetegui has previously worked with Fernandez at Real, and knows his qualities.
He’s also faced him several times when managing Sevilla.
Wolves are set to try and add another defender in the January transfer window. The club attempt to sign Craig Dawson from West Ham United on deadline day in the summer, but it fell through.
There are currently just four options to play at centre-half, with Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman starting the vast majority.
Blow for Wolves as Nacho Fernandez sets sights on new deal at Real Madrid
Wolves could really do with bringing in an experienced centre-half in January.
Fernandez would be a perfect addition to the squad.
He’s a centre-back primarily, but his versatility allows him to feature absolutely anywhere across the backline. And it doesn’t matter where he plays – he usually also gives a solid performance. Breaking The Lines describe him as someone who is ‘a reliable warrior’ and someone with ‘excellent positional awareness’.
Lopetegui obviously knows him, and so it’s hard to think of a better first signing.
But it seems he’s got his sights set on a new deal with the Spanish giants, which is a blow for Wolves.