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Real Madrid handed triple injury boost ahead of Girona clash

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Real Madrid fell to a shocking 3-2 defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig this midweek, which put an end to the club’s unbeaten run.

A major reason behind Real Madrid’s defeat was the absence of several key players including Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema. The in-form star player Federico Valverde was also out while Luka Modric did not feature in the team sheet either.

However, according to Arancha Rodriguez (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid will be boosted by the return of these three players in the upcoming game against Girona.

Benzema, who was suffering from a knock, will be a major boost for the Whites as they have lacked that experienced presence in the number nine slot. The Frenchman’s return, therefore, could go a long way in adding more potency to Carlo Ancelotti’s unit.

Modric, on the other hand, will be hoping to add more quality in the middle of the park. The veteran Croatian will most likely replace Eduardo Camavinga in the interior midfield slot, adding more technical prowess and creativity in the final third.

However, arguably the biggest boost will be the return of Valverde. The Uruguayan international is currently the most in-form player at Real Madrid, who has already bailed out his team by scoring a few mesmerising goals in La Liga this season.

Valverde’s services could once again be required as Real Madrid look to continue their flawless start to the domestic campaign and maintain their lead over Barcelona at the top of the table.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti might make other changes to the side as well, with David Alaba, for one, tipped to replace Nacho at the heart of the four-man backline. Dani Carvalaj is hoping for a start as well, ahead of Lucas Vazquez at right-back.

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  1. ROBERT ADAMAH

    October 28, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Need sold striker to replace Benzema Incase injury occur, strong midfielders for substitution and the right back shake anytime Dani Carvalaj is not there. The defenders needs to be more active, have good communication on the field and smart in attacking their opponents.

  2. Frank

    October 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Good,
    Fantastic to see talented players like Benzema, Modric and Valvede back

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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