Real Madrid can ‘win without Vinicius, Benzema, Courtois, and Militao,’ declares Carlo Ancelotti after a lack of signings in transfer window
The Real Madrid boss lays down a transfer plan as the team suffers another heartbreak with star Vinicius getting injured.
Carlo Ancelotti and Vinicius Jr. (Source: LA LIGA)
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. will miss their upcoming La Liga match against Getafe due to a leg muscle problem, as confirmed by coach Carlo Ancelotti after their 1-0 win against Celta Vigo. The 23-year-old’s absence might also extend to Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers, as he was subbed out after 15 minutes in a previous match.
The match against Getafe is on September 2, while Brazil faces Bolivia six days later and then travels to Peru on September 12. Carlo Ancelotti assured Vinicius’ injury wasn’t as severe as Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao’s. He’s optimistic that Vinicius will recover during the international break and that his absence won’t affect their run.
Despite Vinicius’ injury, Madrid’s flawless start to the La Liga season continued with their win against Celta Vigo. Vinicius had to leave the match in the 18th minute due to an apparent hamstring injury, and Ancelotti provided a hopeful update regarding his return.
Ancelotti also expressed confidence in the team despite the absence of a direct replacement for Karim Benzema, stating that Bellingham’s recent performances suggest he can step into that role. Bellingham has scored four goals in his first three La Liga games.
Real Madrid look to make a final attempt for Kylian Mbappe
According to MARCA, Real Madrid intends to submit a final proposal for signing Mbappe to PSG. Scheduling it between August 29 and September 1 coincides with the transfer window’s closure.
The Spanish giants’ upcoming offer is anticipated to be €120 million. Falling short of PSG’s valuation of the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot winner, set at €150 million. The necessity for a goal-scorer at Real Madrid has driven the club’s top officials to support the Kylian Mbappe deal, with a formal bid anticipated shortly.
Nonetheless, PSG might find the offer challenging to ignore. This situation could corner them, as they are compelled to choose between accepting Real Madrid’s proposal or retaining the player for the final year of his contract, potentially allowing him to depart on a free transfer in 2024.
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