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Real Madrid defender suffers back injury on international duty
David Alaba has been one of Real Madrid’s best signings in recent years. From the day he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, he has taken charge of the team’s defensive line and led from the front.
In just over a year, he has become an irreplaceable part of the manager’s plans and offers great versatility with the ability to play both as a left-back and centre-back.
The defender is currently on international duty with his national team and is said to have suffered a setback during his camp.
According to reports from Sky Sports Austria, the manager of the Austrian team, Ralf Rangnick, has confirmed that Alaba is suffering from a back problem. He will not be a part of his country’s game against Croatia on Sunday owing to the same.
However, his injury is not serious, reports MARCA, which could mean that the versatile defender could be available for Real Madrid’s next game after the international break.
This term, Alaba has started seven of the team’s eight games in defence. During that period he has already scored one goal and provided two assists.
His only goal of the season in La Liga was a sensational free-kick from distance that secured all three points for his team against Almeria.
Needless to say, he will be a key element in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup going ahead in the season and the manager will look to have him back fit when club football restarts. If fully fit, he will be expected to start when Real Madrid take on Osasuna in ten days.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
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.