Leeds United and Everton are named as clubs interested in Real Madrid’s Lucas Vázquez.
The 29-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and Cadena Cope reported he has turned down Los Blancos’ renewal proposal [three-year contract and no increase in salary].
It’s claimed the Spaniard expected a pay rise after impressing for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, and not receiving an improved offer has made him consider changing clubs in the next market.
Deportes Cuatro have relayed Cope’s claims and provide their information on Vázquez’s case.
It’s claimed the versatile player doesn’t want to wait until June and wants to decide his next club in March. In the coming weeks, the Real Madrid winger will analyse the proposals he has received and see ‘which is the most interesting one’.
Leeds are the ‘first team to take an interest’ in Vázquez and Marcelo Bielsa, who ‘knows’ the player, has transferred his interest to the Premier League side.
According to the report, the Whites could make him an offer worth €5m per season, which is more than the current €3m net annual salary he earns with Real Madrid.
Apart from Leeds, there are three other clubs closely following Vázquez and that includes the Toffees, ‘with the approval’ of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti’, Napoli and AC Milan.
If Cuatro’s report is to be believed, there would be more clarity on where Vázquez will play next season in the ‘coming weeks’.