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Just in: Key Real Madrid trio have discomfort, will not be risked against Girona
As Real Madrid continue to prepare for the upcoming away league game against Girona, it has emerged that as many as three first-team members in Karim Benzema, Eduardo Camavinga, and Rodrygo will not be risked on Tuesday.
As reported by Jose Luis Sanchez on El Chiringuito TV, the aforementioned trio did not train with the team ahead of the game because they struggled with discomfort, leading to the news that they will not be risked against Girona.
It is claimed that Camavinga has a knock in his right quadriceps while Benzema is dealing with an issue in his calf. Meanwhile, Rodrygo is said to be dealing with stomach problems.
On the other hand, Dani Ceballos will not be available for selection as well after having picked his fifth yellow card of the season against Celta Vigo. As a result of his booking, the former Arsenal loanee will serve a one-match suspension against Girona.
In order to cover for the absentees, the likes of Sergio Arribas, Alvaro Gines, and Vinicius Tobias trained with the senior team and it remains to be seen whether any one of them features for the team from the beginning.
It must be noted that while Gines and Vinicius Tobias are yet to feature for the senior team, Sergio Arribas has, in fact, played for the thrice this season.
With Benzema and Rodrygo absent, it remains to be seen how Ancelotti lines his team up in attack. With David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, and Camavinga unavailable for selection, the left-back spot remains a mystery as well.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.