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Nacho pens long-term Real deal

Real Madrid have handed breakthrough defender Nacho Fernandez a new six-year contract at the Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old centre-back broke into the Real first team last season and made 12 Primera Division appearances for the capital club.

A statement published on Real's official website read: "Real Madrid announce Nacho Fernandez's contract has been extended for the next six seasons and will run until the 2020-21 campaign."

Nacho also featured in three Champions League games during a campaign which saw Real go all the way to the final, where they beat city rivals Atletico Madrid to claim the European Cup for the 10th time.