Spanish winger had chance to sign for Man United

Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez rejected moves to Manchester United and Arsenal in the summer, opting to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has never been a nailed-on regular at Real Madrid and such is the case under Zinedine Zidane this campaign, with the diminutive Spaniard featuring from the start on just four of a possible 12 top-flight games so far this season.

That would suggest that the star is far from vital but Cadena Ser report that he snubbed Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich in order to fight for his spot at Los Blancos.

Lucas has spent almost his entire professional career doing so, except for a loan stint at La Liga outfit Espanyol during the 14/15 term.

The A Coruna native did rack up 47 matches in all competitions last season, including 31 domestically, netting five times and assisting on four occasions.

AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen were also reported by El Desmarque in October to have been keeping an eye on the loyal servant.

Valued at around €20 million (£17 million), Vazquez ‘s sale could provide funds for Zidane to dip into the transfer market. Reports closer to home also claim that Vazquez could join Newcastle.

He has never been among the first choices on the Real Madrid wings and the emergence of hot prospect Rodrygo pushes the player further down the pecking order.

The player has played 44 times for the Galacticos in Europe and has represented his country nine times since his debut back in 2016.