Injuries to conventional right-backs Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola have led to the versatile Vazquez being deployed at full-back for the majority of the campaign, but the 29-year-old has played a pivotal part for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, bagging two goals and laying on seven assists for his teammates in 31 appearances.
Despite the Los Blancos academy graduate, who has a market value of £13.5m, showcasing his importance to the side throughout the current campaign, the Madrid hierarchy have been unable to tie the Spain international down to a new contract, meaning Vazquez will be available on a free transfer in the summer.
According to the Daily Mirror (as cited by Mundo Deportivo), the reigning Spanish champions offered the utility man a three-year deal including a 10% wage cut, an offer Vazquez was unwilling to sign and has now instructed his representatives to find him a club in the Premier League, although Spurs fans weren’t too impressed with his potential arrival in north London.
“God I hope not, he is a very average footballer”
“Not for me. We need players in other positions first. Even then, we’re never going to push on with average. He’s average. Need to aim higher”
“He’s 30 this year and reportedly wants 160 k a week. No thank you”
“Awful player. 29 too. No way this one happens.”
Spurs supporters may not need to fret too much, though, as the report also states that Vazquez is keen on signing for a side who can offer Champions League football, something they’re currently not in a position to do.