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Just in: Vinicius, Kroos set to miss Real Madrid’s match vs Cadiz

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According to the latest update from Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid duo Vinicius Jr and Toni Kroos are set to miss the upcoming La Liga clash against Cadiz.

Real Madrid travel to Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla to face Cadiz in La Liga tomorrow night. However, they will now have to do so without two of their most important players in Vinicius and Kroos.

As per reports, the pair did not join the rest of the squad in today’s training session and are suffering from overloads. As a result, manager Carlo Ancelotti will rest them for the game against Cadiz.

It had already been reported on Thursday that Kroos had picked up a minor knock during the midweek UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Chelsea.

As for Vinicius, the winger has been playing relentlessly without any rest and almost always plays the entire 90 minutes of a game without being substituted.

So, it makes sense for Ancelotti to give him and Kroos a breather against Cadiz tomorrow, especially keeping in mind that Real Madrid will face Chelsea again next week at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the UCL quarter-final.

Apart from Kroos and Vinicius, Ferland Mendy is another player who is sidelined for the Cadiz clash. The Frenchman’s return is still some way away.

With the La Liga title already lost, Ancelotti could make a host of changes to the starting XI for tomorrow’s game to rest his regulars for the next assignment against Chelsea.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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