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Real Madrid yet to decide on the permanent signing of on-loan teenager in €8m deal



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In April this year, Real Madrid secured the signing of Brazilian youngster Vinicius Tobias from Shakhtar Donetsk, when players plying their trade in Ukraine and Russia were given an opportunity to leave due to the ongoing war.

Los Blancos signed the teenage right-back on a 14-month loan deal that will run until the summer of 2023. As part of the agreement with Shakhtar, Real Madrid also inserted a permanent purchase option worth €8 million for the 18-year-old.

And, according to MARCA, Real Madrid are yet to decide whether they will trigger the permanent buy clause for Vinicius Tobias or not.

Upon arriving, the 18-year-old defender was sent straight to the club’s Castilla outfit due to the lack of non-EU spots in the first-team squad at the time.

And after a slow start to life in Madrid, Vinicius Tobias is starting to come into his own for Raul Gonzalez’s side recently. Indeed, along with Sergio Arribas and Alvaro Rodriguez, the right-back has been one of the better performers for Castilla recently.

Tobias’ attacking purpose on the right flank has stood out even though he has made just one assist in 14 matches so far.

The youngster has shown enough indication that he has the potential to be a good investment for the club in the long run. With Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez in their thirties, adding a younger option in the right-back slot could make sense for the Merengues.

More so, considering the fact that Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Vinicius Jr have all received their Spanish passports and all three non-EU slots in the first-team setup are now free.

Real Madrid still have time to make a decision on whether they are willing to pay the €8 million and sign Tobias permanently. And while there have not been any indications about which way they will lean, the 18-year-old could prove to be a shrewd capture.

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France NT growing concerned about Real Madrid star’s fitness ahead of Euros



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Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni is currently with the French National Team in preparation for the upcoming European Championships.

Didier Deschamps and Co. were hoping that the defensive midfielder would make a complete recovery from the stress injury on his left foot in time for the Euros, but his situation does not appear as favourable any longer.

With the commencement of the competition approaching fast, the French setup are worried and must make a decision fast, as revealed by SPORT.

Long time out

Les Bleus are still living in the optimism that Tchouameni will make it back in time for the premier event. With every passing day, however, the Real Madrid star’s availability is looking more distant.

After all, the deep-lying midfielder last played over a month ago in Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. Since then, he missed four league games, the UCL final and two friendly games with the national team.

Tchouameni has been injured for over a month. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Should the Frenchman recover in time, there will be questions raised about his match-fitness and rightly so for 40 days is a very long hiatus in the world of football.

Urgent decision

The medical team of the French national setup have reportedly devised a specific plan to ensure that the youngster recovers at the earliest and is available for the event in Germany.

Deschamps, however, has a critical decision to make as he will not be allowed to make any changes to his squad after the tournament begins. His deadline, thus, is the 17th of June before his team’s clash against Austria.

The manager hopes to recover Tchouameni at all costs and will likely wait until the nth minute before taking a decision.

Should a replacement be required, a UEFA Medical Committee doctor will have to confirm that the injury is indeed as serious as the camp believe.

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