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Mbappe will undergo tests at Real Madrid next week to assess injury

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It has been over a month since Real Madrid announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer. The 25-year-old has not been officially presented by the new club yet though due to the fact that he was away at UEFA Euro 2024.

With Mbappe’s France out of the Euros, the attacking superstar is set to travel to the Spanish capital in the coming days as his presentation has been scheduled for next Tuesday, July 16.

Mbappe to undergo tests on Tuesday

Apart from the presentation ceremony, Mbappe will also have some other important things to do at Real Madrid next Tuesday, reports MARCA.

Indeed, the former PSG forward is set to undergo medical tests on the day of his presentation next week in order for the club to assess his nose injury and decide whether surgery is needed or not.

Mbappe suffered a fractured nose in France’s Euro opener against Austria, which forced him to sit out of a game and then play with a protective mask on – something that affected his performances at the tournament.

Mbappe did not wear his mask against Spain. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

The superstar forward, though, opted to get rid of the mask for France’s latest fixture against Spain on Tuesday.

Real Madrid did not send any specialist to study the problem of their new player in situ. But, there has been close communication with the French national team’s doctors regarding his condition.

Thus, on Tuesday, he will undergo full medical tests, with a focus on his nose injury, before a decision will be made on potential surgery and his recovery plan.

Considering that he made it to the Euro 2024 semi-finals, Mbappe is not expected to join Real Madrid’s pre-season anytime soon. In fact, he is unlikely to be involved in the pre-season tour of the USA either.

It must give him ample time to recover from the nose injury and be ready in time for the start of the season.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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