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Nico Paz rejected Atletico’s offer in 2016

Reports suggest that Real Madrid Argentine youngster, Nico Paz rejected an offer from Atletico to join the team in 2016.

Real Madrid fans believe that Argentina U20 international Nico Paz is a new teenage star in their midst.

An injury crisis in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team squad has compelled the veteran Italian coach to turn to Castilla to strengthen his options, with Paz standing out as a significant talent.

After being included in several matchday squads by Ancelotti, the 19-year-old Paz made his senior debut by coming off the bench in last month’s 3-0 Champions League home victory against Braga.

Afterward, he made two substitute appearances in La Liga before delivering a standout performance in the late stages of the 4-2 victory over Napoli.

Displaying his flair for the spectacular, he unleashed a brilliant long-range goal, bringing the score to 3-2. Ancelotti praised his quality at full time.

Yet, despite ascending through the ranks at Real Madrid, Paz’s story could have taken a drastically different turn, according to a report from Diario AS.

Nico Paz initiated his youth football journey at Tenerife, where his father, Pablo, not only had a club career but also represented Argentina in the 1990s.

As news of Paz Jr.’s talent reached Madrid, Real Madrid’s local scout Sixto Alfonso took the initiative to contact club officials and reach out to his father for a potential deal.

Paz Sr chose to turn down an ‘important offer’ from rivals Atletico Madrid and instead entered direct negotiations with Real Madrid. The condition was that his son would live with the family if they decided to relocate to Madrid.

Los Blancos readily accepted the condition, and in 2016, Paz made the move to the white side of Madrid.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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