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Official: Real Madrid issue injury update on Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos has become the latest casualty to the strenuous October schedule, with Real Madrid recently confirming his injury.
In an official statement, the club have stated that the midfielder has been diagnosed with an injury to the biceps femoris. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a knock picked up before the UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The former Real Betis starlet was presumed to be out for a long period as initial suggestions over his hamstring injury were far from positive.
Although Real Madrid themselves have refused to offer an exact timeframe on his return, Ceballos’ injury is not thought to be as serious.
Recent reports suggest that the signs are positive, following an MRI scan. As such, the Spaniard could only miss out on a period of up to three to four weeks. In fact, he could return to action before the 2022 FIFA World Cup starts next month.
Ceballos is reportedly eyeing a return before the Girona game at the end of October. This could serve as a major relief for Real Madrid, who have limited depth in the squad and cannot afford to have players sidelined, especially at this crucial juncture.
Although Ceballos was far from a regular starter in the first team, his availability for the coming weeks could have been vital in Carlo Ancelotti’s bid to keep the troops fresh and avoid the risk of any further injuries.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.