Real Madrid have issued an official statement confirming that key superstar Vinicius Jr has sustained an injury to his right thigh.
“Following tests carried out on our player Vini. Jr by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an injury to the right biceps femoris muscle. Pending evolution,” the statement read.
Vinicius picked up the injury during Real Madrid’s latest La Liga match against Celta Vigo this past Friday.
The 23-year-old, whose market value stands at a mammoth €150 million, had to be taken off in the 18th minute due to said injury.
It was speculated that the issue might not be serious, but scans over the weekend hinted that the problem could be more concerning than initially anticipated.
Following the scan results and the update on his injury, journalist Arancha Rodriguez is reporting that Vinicius could be out for as many as six weeks.
This comes as a tremendous blow for Real Madrid given how crucial a player the 23-year-old Brazilian is for the team.
His absence could prompt a change in formation from Carlo Ancelotti, with the manager contemplating a return to the 4-3-3 shape he has used in the past, along with a possible switch to a 4-2-3-1.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.