Real Madrid announces shocking news as major player suffers injury days before La Liga’s new season

Courtois' heroics in UCL in recent years have been remarkable.


Real Madrid announces shocking news as major player suffers injury days before La Liga’s new season

Thibaut Courtois on the pitch with an injury for Madrid (Source: Getty)

In a horrific turn of events, Real Madrid‘s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suffered a torn ACL injury that might keep him off the playing team for most of the season. As the new La Liga season commences, Courtois’s injury significantly disappoints the club and fans. He was seen limping and exiting the field in tears. After sustaining injuring in his left knee during training with the club on Thursday.

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Madrid’s in-form custodian was an essential asset to the Spanish club. Owing to his help, they secured the Champions League title last year. His saves were the differentiating factor in many games, and indeed, the club will miss his massive presence in goal now. Given the current state of things, the club will eventually have to sign a replacement before the transfer market ends to tackle the complexities of their season.

Ukraine’s Andriy Lunin will replace the Belgian in the first team for the time being. With Madrid set to face Athletico Bilbao on Saturday, it will be catastrophic if they crumble because of their goalkeeper this season.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Madrid is set to enter the market for another goalkeeper as they begin the season without a recognized one. They had been in the market for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe. But so far have failed to get his signature.

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Thibaut Courtois’ legendary performances for Madrid

The Belgian Keeper, Thibaut Courtois has been a wall at the back for the Los Blancos ever since he completed his big money move to the club. From Atletico fans labeling him as a ‘traitor’ to Real fans being annoyed with his arrival as Navas departed. He has since become a fan favorite. He gradually cemented his image in their hearts with his performances.

Real Madrid, Liverpool, Thibaut Courtois, Alisson Becker
Thibaut Courtois in action for Real Madrid. Image via Instagram.

While many fans believed he had delivered one of the greatest ever UCL final performances as a keeper, his presence at the back also helped them win the league that season. Making crucial saves against Manchester City in the semi-finals. The Belgian was one of the driving forces to keep his club in the tie.

With the new season about to begin, it will be interesting to see how Madrid replace him. While they are also rumored to be in touch with David De Gea‘s agents. The 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner will be a player missed by all the fans worldwide, who will be hoping for a speedy recovery for him.

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