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Real Madrid ready to delay contract extension talks with 33-year-old defender following injury

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The casualty list at Real Madrid, more specifically the defensive department is expanding relentlessly, leaving the squad battered and bruised.

The latest victim to succumb to the onslaught of injuries is none other than Lucas Vazquez, who was confirmed by the club to have suffered an injury to the semi-tendinous muscle of his right thigh.

In addition to Daniel Carvajal, David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Ferland Mendy, Vazquez also now finds himself facing time on the sidelines.

An untimely injury

Now, Sergio Santos have come out to report the possibility of his contract extension as he has entered his final year.

As per the information, the latest injury befalls Lucas Vazquez at an untimely moment as he was going strong, having capitalized on Carvajal’s muscle injury.

Still, it will not drastically affect his chances of getting a contract extension because Real Madrid prefers to assess veterans’ situations over the last few games of the season, as is the case every year with Modric.

The 32-year-old is entering the final years of his career and thus the club are evaluating his performances meticulously. Although his recent performances have invoked optimism, his sensations toward the end of the campaign will eventually be considered.

With 20 games played, 737 minutes played, and three assists, Vazquez has recorded one goal and three assists. However, his absence now leaves Carvajal as the only option at right back.

The Spaniard will reportedly be out for at least three weeks, thus he will not be going to Riyadh with the club for the Spanish Super Cup.

Time will tell how his recovery progresses, but for now, coach Carlo Ancelotti must navigate another setback to his defensive line.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad

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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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