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Real Madrid youngster’s knee issue not serious, expected to play vs Cadiz



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Concerns regarding injuries at Real Madrid have been a prevalent theme this season, as players have been falling like dominos since the start of the campaign.

After facing major absences in attack, the Merengues were on the brink of losing another forward, with reports previously stating that Rodrygo suffered a knee injury with Brazil.

However, dispelling any doubts about the Brazilian’s inclusion in the upcoming clash against Cadiz, Arancha Rodríguez has come out to report that Rodrygo’s knee is fine and he should have no problems featuring this weekend.

Rodrygo is all good to go

The Real Madrid front line is in the midst of a major crisis. The issue is not a lack of goals but, in fact, a lack of personnel.

With news that Rodrygo is fit, Los Blancos will take great relief knowing Joselu will not be the only first-team striker available at coach Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal.

Due to a knock that caused swelling in his knee, he refrained from joining his teammates on the field and instead stayed inside the gym today, generating angst among the Madrid faithful.

Even so, further tests were pending, and the doctors initially downplayed the severity of the injury.

Despite claims that Rodrygo’s involvement versus Cadiz was in danger, in practice, the report argues he should be all good to go.

Bellingham likely to accompany Rodrygo

Jude Bellingham was similarly a doubt for the clash against Cadiz, but recent information has indicated that he will have the option to participate with protection on his shoulder.

With Vinicius Jr. out injured, the return of Bellingham would guarantee further reassurance up front, considering he has proven to be the club’s focal source of goals.

Real Madrid will return to action soon after a two-week hiatus, and fans will be hoping to see Rodrygo and Bellingham make it back in time.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus



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It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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