Real Madrid were dealt with a massive blow this week as Eduardo Camavinga picked up a knock, becoming the first casualty of this international break.
The midfielder picked up a knee injury after clashing with former Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele during a training session. He could be out for eight weeks, which could pose a lot of trouble for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid to receive €1 million compensation
As is the norm, for every player who gets injured during the international break, FIFA is supposed to pay a particular fee to the player’s club.
With that in mind, FIFA is expected to pay around €20,548 for each day Camavinga is out on the sidelines, due to the injury he picked up during the international break.
Given the fact that the midfielder is out for up to eight weeks, Real Madrid could end up receiving a total compensation of in excess of €1 million, reports Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA.
Real Madrid, though, are unlikely to be helped by this compensation and would want to have their player back as soon as possible.
What’s next for Camavinga?
After picking up the injury, Camavinga has flown back to Madrid. He has already touched down in the Spanish capital.
The midfielder is expected to undergo more tests in Madrid and ascertain the extent of his injury. Based on the diagnosis, the youngster will kickstart his recovery process.
Having only recently signed a new deal with Real Madrid, Camavinga will be desperate to get back into the thick of things, as soon as possible.
The Frenchman will also be aware of the fact that he may run the risk of losing a regular place in the team if he remains out for too long. Nevertheless, the coming months could be difficult for the player.
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.