In light of Thibaut Courtois’ ACL injury earlier today, Real Madrid have been forced into the market for a new goalkeeper.
Given their situation and the urgent need for a new player, several names are being considered while agents are offering a number of stars to the Spanish capital club.
And, as per MARCA, one of the players who were offered to Real Madrid today is Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris.
The 36-year-old veteran Frenchman is entering the final year of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and has already declared that he wishes to leave this summer.
The former France captain could have been a potential short-term fix for the Merengues until Courtois recovers and returns.
Lloris is a vastly experienced customer and is more than capable of holding his own on the biggest stage, after all, he has played in two FIFA World Cup finals with France, even winning one.
However, it appears that Real Madrid have decided against the possibility of signing Lloris to replace their first-choice shot-stopper who is unlikely to play in the 2023/24 season.
Real Madrid focusing on Bono
The report adds that the names of Kepa Arrizabalaga, David de Gea, and Keylor Navas had also been floated at Real Madrid.
However, as things stand, Los Blancos are focusing their efforts on signing Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, also known as Bono.
With negotiations said to be underway, things could progress swiftly as Real Madrid look to plug the hole left by Courtois’ untimely injury just a couple of days before their first game of the 2023/24 season.
Real Madrid defender taken off with an injury against Las Palmas
There just does not appear to be any respite from injuries for Real Madrid.
Just when it appeared that they were close to having their full squad – barring the two long-term absentees – the Merengues have been struck down by fresh injuries this week.
Arda Guler, who was on the cusp of being named in the squad for the Las Palmas clash, injured himself in training on Tuesday.
And now, during the game against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have lost key defender David Alaba to an injury.
Close to the 40th-minute mark, Alaba went down on the ground clutching his leg and appeared to be in quite a bit of discomfort.
Soon enough, the medical staff arrived to take a look at the Austrian and seconds later he was off the pitch and straight towards the tunnel.
Lucas Vazquez came on to replace the injured Alaba, with Nacho Fernandez moving into the centre-back position alongside Antonio Rudiger.
Alaba’s injury leaves Carlo Ancelotti with just two fit centre-backs in Rudiger and Nacho, which is set to be a matter of great concern.
The hope will be that Alaba’s condition is nothing serious and that he is able to mount a quick recovery.