In what could be a bitter blow for Real Madrid, key midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has suffered a knee injury while away with the French national team.
This update comes from journalist Loic Tanzi, who claims that the 21-year-old sensation took a hit on the knee following a coming-together with Ousmane Dembele and left the training session.
France are scheduled to play Gibraltar and Greece in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers and Camavinga had been called up to the squad by manager Didier Deschamps.
However, the youngster’s involvement for those games could now be under a doubt after today’s events.
There is no indication about the seriousness or the severity of Camavinga’s injury at this moment, but the development will certainly be a concerning one for Real Madrid.
After all, the French international has become a key player for the Merengues and is a regular fixture in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting lineup.
With Aurelien Tchouameni already sidelined, potentially until after the Christmas break, Camavinga had become the first-choice defensive midfielder for Real Madrid in recent matches.
The 21-year-old’s injury, thus, comes as a major concern and Los Blancos will be hoping that the issue is nothing serious.
Camavinga, who signed a new contract with Real Madrid until 2029 recently, has featured in each of the team’s 17 matches in all competitions this term, registering a solitary assist.
Real Madrid summer signing set to return to training soon – report
Real Madrid’s main goal heading into the summer transfer window was to wrap up the signing of Jude Bellingham amid massive interest from Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s City, especially, were ready to match and increase any salary Madrid offered, and were going strongly into the bidding war.
Eventually, Bellingham decided to join Madrid after they reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for €3 million.
However, following this, los blancos had to improvise a fair bit as Karim Benzema decided to leave the club to join Al-Ittihad on a free transfer. They were expecting him to continue for another season, at least, and it stumped their plans in the market.
In the next few weeks, Madrid chased forwards, and ended up signing Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and a certain Arda Guler, who was close to Barcelona before eventually ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Unfortunately for Madrid, he is yet to play a single minute for the club after picking up a serious injury in pre-season. Despite being on the bench for a couple of games, Guler suffered a relapse in training, and was sidelined again.
Now, reports from Yagiz Sabuncuoglu say that the Turkish international is close to returning to team training.
Guler has slowly, but surely, been recovering from his injury, and could take to the pitch for his first minutes with the club in the next few weeks as Madrid look for solutions after a month full of injuries.
With Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois all out until early 2024, Madrid have relied on Castilla for reinforcements, but could do with Guler’s services in their forward line.
That said, Carlo Ancelotti and co. are expected to be extremely cautious when it comes to the Turkish international. The slightest spell of poor man-management here could make or break the youngster’s career.