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Real Madrid winger’s injury not serious, should be available for Osasuna clash – report
Squeezing in International games in an already stacked calendar comes with its own set of complications. The biggest of them is undoubtedly the increased injury risk for the players involved.
Eden Hazard fell victim to the same when Belgium faced the Netherlands yesterday. The winger started on the night but was forced off in the 63rd minute after an unfortunate clash with Marten de Roon.
According to reports from Mario Cortegana, it appears that Hazard has just suffered a minor knock, and his injury is nothing serious. Moreover, it was always the plan to remove him at the hour mark to preserve his fitness. As it stands, the Belgian will easily make it back on time to face Osasuna.
Injuries have marred the former Chelsea star’s career at Real Madrid since he arrived in 2019. While he has shown his quality in glimpses, Hazard has not even been remotely close to the monstrous winger he was in the Premier League.
Los Blancos take on Osasuna in seven days, and Ancelotti will hope to have Hazard available on the night. Given that the club have a whopping eight games in October, one can expect heavy rotation and a more pronounced role for the 31-year-old.
So far this season, the forward has made only four appearances for the club across all competitions. He found the back of the net in the Champions League against Celtic but has failed to make any other direct contribution to the goal.
Needless to say, this is Hazard’s final chance to prove his worth to Real Madrid’s management. Any serious injury hereon can close the curtains on his career in Spain.
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.