Real Madrid are currently at the top of the La Liga table, with four consecutive victories.
This is despite the fact that their star player Vinicius Jr is out injured, effectively leaving the club without their primary weapon in the goalscoring department.
Fortunately for Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham has upped the ante and has been enjoying an extraordinary start to life in Bernabeu.
Expected return date for Vinicius
A recent report from AS has offered a fresh update on the fitness of Vinicius, as we brace ourselves for the first international break of the season.
Initial reports indicated a period of up to six weeks on the sidelines for Vinicius. It meant that he could be available to play against Osasuna during the first week of October.
In fact, more recent reports suggested that the superstar was even targeting a return for the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid in the last week of September.
However, as per AS, Real Madrid are not willing to take any risks, in regard to the health of Vinicius and would give him additional time to recover.
In fact, Real Madrid are pegging Vinicius’ return on October 21/22, when they take on Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Real Madrid want to avoid risk of international call-up
This would provide the attacker with an additional period of two weeks to recover from his injury. Not to mention, there is an international break in between, which plays into the hands of Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants would want to avoid international action for the Brazilian, even though the player himself is always keen on playing for his nation.
Nevertheless, Vinicius is working normally in Valdebebas right now. He was recently seen visiting an F1 race in Monza, where he met Lewis Hamilton.
As the Brazilian continues his recovery process, Real Madrid would hope that Jude Bellingham maintains his current run of goalscoring form in the weeks to come.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.