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Official: Thibaut Courtois picks up injury with Belgium, returns to Real Madrid



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Real Madrid are the latest club to join the international break injury train as the official Belgium account announce that Thibaut Courtois has been sent back to Real Madrid after picking up an adductor injury.

“Thibaut returned for precaution reasons back to Real Madrid due to minor strain in the adductor,” the official statement reads.

Courtois has been dealing with injuries through the 2022/23 campaign, and has already missed six games in the league after being sidelined. His replacement, Andriy Lunin has kept three clean sheets in the six games he’s played.

AS reports that Courtois will undergo exams in Madrid tomorrow to determine the length of his injury and whether he will be able to participate against Real Valladolid on Sunday.

Real Madrid also had Nacho, Daniel Carvajal, Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao, Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni on international duty, but all of them are injury-free so far.

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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report



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Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.

Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.

In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.

This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.

The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.

Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.

Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.

Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.

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