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Real Madrid ‘worried’ about Vinicius Jr after Mallorca aggression – report

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Vinicius Jr’s lively performance against Mallorca over the weekend was breathtaking, to say the least. All that showboating, however, came at a price as he suffered the most fouls during the match.

Mallorca were always supposed to be defensive, but apart from restricting Madrid from scoring, at which they failed, head coach Javier Aguirre had devised a plan to stop Vinicius.

The Brazil international was causing all sorts of problems from the left flank and this is when taunting and the pathetic escapade started. As reported earlier, Vinicius was a subject of intense ridicule, something that was done from the Mallorca bench.

The noises that were heard from the away bench were urging those on the field to ‘break’ the young forward. Outraged by the incident, the 22-year-old raced towards the away dugout for confrontation.

It was unexpected by the Brazilian, but it had to be done. Fair points to captain Toni Kroos though as he managed to prevent what could have been an ugly conflict.

“What happens on the pitch stays there,” said Javier Aguirre in his post-match conference. While it’s fairly right in some context, Spanish publication MARCA reports that Real Madrid are growing increasingly worried about the star Brazilian after the game.

Nothing negative in that regard, but the Mallorca players did succeed in getting into his head. They did not want him to calm down and they did it to perfection.

And so, the concern becomes even more alarming as Madrid believe instances like these could become frequent. The team want to protect their prized asset at all costs and the leaders, such as Kroos, Luka Modric and even Carlo Ancelotti are working on it.

The latter, for that matter, was heard “silence, silence” in the middle of the game. For Vinicius, it was one of those instances where he got carried away. The Brazilian has told the club leaders that his only aim is to play good football and stay away from controversies.

Vinicius is asking for respect, something that was lost during the Mallorca encounter and it made him vulnerable to a great extent, so much so that team manager Chendo had to escort him from the pitch after the win.

The Brazilian has made a splendid start to the season and, along with compatriot Rodrygo, is spearheading Real Madrid’s title defence. It will be important for him to keep calm during situations such as the one during the Mallorca game and rise beyond it.

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Real Madrid midfield starlet attracting interest from half the teams in La Liga

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Real Madrid youngster Mario Martin finds himself at an interesting juncture in his fledgeling career.

The midfield prospect is well-liked at the club after impressing with Castilla in the past two seasons while first-team manager Carlo Ancelotti is also an admirer of the player.

While Martin seems to have reached the end of his cycle in Castilla, a spot in the first-team squad is not necessarily available right away, unless Dani Ceballos ends up leaving.

Plenty of interest in Mario Martin

Now, The Athletic reports that Mario Martin is a player in demand in La Liga with half the teams in the Spanish top flight eager to sign him up this summer.

As has already been reported, Real Valladolid and RCD Espanyol are understood to have shown a strong interest in the 20-year-old midfield talent.

Mario Martin is in demand in La Liga. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

However, it appears that there are a plethora of other clubs in La Liga who would be happy to sign Martin from Real Madrid in the current transfer window.

Martin wants to stay

But, the report states Martin is leaning towards staying put at Real Madrid at this point even though the prospects of regular first-team minutes are highly unlikely.

The 20-year-old, who has made four senior appearances for Los Blancos thus far, has a contract that runs until the summer of 2026.

Real Madrid, for their part, are not necessarily ruling out a sale provided a good offer comes along.

Even if they do part ways with Martin, the Spanish capital club would very much likely insert an affordable buyback clause as they have been doing in recent times for departing youth players.

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