Real Madrid will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they face off against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Following the disappointing defeat against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, it will be important for Carlo Ancelotti & co. to produce a strong response and secure a statement win over Las Palmas, who could pose a challenge due to their resolute defence.
Ahead of the game, manager Ancelotti has released the list of players he will have at his disposal and the big news is that Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Jr are back in the squad.
The pair have recovered from their respective ailments and trained normally today and are part of the squad list to face Las Palmas.
However, Arda Guler misses out once again after picking up a fresh injury during the training session today. The young Turk is expected to be out for a month and will have to continue waiting for his debut.
Apart from Guler, Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois are the only other absentees for Real Madrid.
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.