Vinicius Jr Injury: Real Madrid Eyes Former Chelsea Player to Bolster Offensive Lineup: Report

Vinicius Jr Injury: Real Madrid Eyes Former Chelsea Player to Bolster Offensive Lineup: Report

Ero Samson
November 21, 2023 at 10:46 AM
  • Real Madrid have been plagued with injuries since the start of the season
  • The La Liga giants are now looking to strengthen their attack
  • A former Chelsea attacker is reportedly on the club's radar

Real Madrid, under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, are currently grappling with a significant number of injuries, which has hampered their performance in La Liga.

The team has been plagued by over 12 injuries, with the international window dealing an additional blow as Vinicius Jr and Eduardo Camavinga suffered long-term setbacks.

With a depleted attacking lineup, Los Blancos currently rely on only two fit forwards, Rodrygo de Goes and Joselu Mato.

Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr
Vinicius Jr received treatment during the La Liga EA Sports match between Celta de Vigo and Real Madrid. Image: David S.Bustamante.
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As the season intensifies with a rapid succession of football matches, reports suggest that the Madrid-based club is exploring options to reinforce their attack.

Real Madrid to strengthen their attack

According to Spanish outlet Sport, Real Madrid's leadership are contemplating the prospect of bolstering their attacking prowess in January, especially in the aftermath of Vinicius Jr's injury. Timo Werner emerges as a potential target, having fallen out of favour at RB Leipzig.

The 27-year-old former Chelsea forward is struggling for playing time under manager Marco Rose, with new additions to the Bundesliga club's forward lineup, including Xavi Simons, Lois Openda, and Slovenian Benjamin Sesko, pushing Werner down the pecking order. Whoscored statistics reveal that since his return to RB Leipzig in the summer of 2022, the Germany international has made only 53 appearances, with a bulk of them coming in as a second-half substitute.

The timing of the transfer rumours surrounding Werner seems reasonable, considering his ambition to secure a spot in Julian Nagelsmann's Euro 2024 squad. Moreover, the prospect of guaranteed playing time at Real Madrid becomes more enticing due to the club's extensive injury woes.

While it appears the thought of the transfer could appear as a good deal for both parties, it has to be noted that Los Blancos have made no significant approach for the forward.

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Camavinga injured during training

Sports Brief previously reported that Real Madrid have a new injury concern to stress over in the coming weeks.

Camavinga had to leave the French team’s camp with a potential knee injury after colliding with Dembele in training.

Arda Guler, Thibaut Courtois, and Eder Militao are just some of the other Los Blancos stars who are currently injured.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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