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Real Madrid want to sign former defender following injury to David Alaba – report

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Real Madrid is facing a formidable challenge this season as a wave of injuries has swept through the squad. The injuries have particularly hit hard in the defensive lineup. The team’s resilience is being tested, with the most recent blow being the unfortunate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to David Alaba. The question now remains if Real will sign a defender in January.

Black Sunday

Alaba, a seasoned 31-year-old player, was forced to leave the field during the first half against Villarreal on Sunday. A subsequent statement from the club confirmed the severity of the injury, revealing that the defender had sustained an ACL tear. Swift action was taken, and Alaba has already undergone surgery. The recovery process is estimated to keep him on the sidelines for approximately eight months.

Short at the back

This injury leaves Real Madrid with a defensive vacuum, with only Antonio Rüdiger and Nacho as the remaining traditional center-backs in the team. Head coach Carlo Ancelotti addressed the issue in a pre-match press conference. He expressed the club’s consideration of signing reinforcements to bolster the depleted defensive ranks.

Madrid want Varane

Surprising reports from BILD suggest that Real Madrid is eyeing a reunion with former French defender Raphael Varane. The unexpected nature of this news stems from Varane’s inactivity during the current season. The four-time Champions League winner bid farewell to Los Blancos in the summer of 2021. He amassed an impressive record of 360 games and 17 goals with the club.

Varane ventured into the Premier League, signing with Manchester United in a deal valued at £34 million plus add-ons. Real Madrid’s interest in bringing him back adds a layer of intrigue, considering the player’s recent departure and the fact that he has not featured prominently for his new English club this season.

Spanish outlet Diario AS also report that Carlo Ancelotti would not have a problem with the Frenchman rejoining.

The coming weeks will likely unveil whether this reunion materializes, offering a glimmer of hope for Real Madrid’s defensive solidity amidst the ongoing injury crisis.

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