Just when Zinedine Zidane thought it couldn’t get any worse, Ferland Mendy joins his growing list of injured players.
In a week which has already seen Marco Asensio ruled out for most of the upcoming season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and winger Brahim Diaz suffering a thigh problem.
This new blow just compounds the misery besetting Real Madrid right now.
The French defender who only joined Madrid this transfer window could face a month out.
According to AS Real club doctors confirmed in a statement on Thursday he had suffered a muscle injury to his right calf.
This length of lay off will not only mean he misses the rest of the preseason, but also the opening of the new La Liga season.
This will almost certainly leave Zidane short of coverage in the left-back position. Marcelo is the only left-back of note in the squad. Having spent in the region of 300 million Euro’s already this summer where will the funds for some defensive support come from?
The plan of snatching Paul Pogba from Manchester United appears more like a pipe dream than reality if he needs to prioritise other areas.
With few takers for their galactico’s of old who are on the market. Club president Florentino Perez may have to conjure up some creative marketing to raise the necessary funds.
Parte médico de Mendy. #RealMadrid
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