According to Fabrizio Romano, despite David Alaba’s recent injury, Real Madrid did not make any efforts to secure the services of veteran German defender Jerome Boateng. The 35-year-old center-back is currently a free agent in the market. Even after following the expiration of his contract with Olympique Lyon at the end of the previous season.
It appears that there have been no takers for the former German international thus far. But Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Jerome Boateng is close to making a return to Bayern Munich.
Despite some rumors circulating about Real Madrid’s potential interest, Fabrizio Romano affirms that the Merengues have never actually made an approach for Jerome Boateng. It appears that Boateng will soon be returning to the Allianz Arena. Thus, rejoining Bayern Munich after leaving the club in 2021.
Real Madrid has indeed encountered significant injury concerns in the center-back department this season. The loss of Eder Militao to an ACL injury in the first game of the campaign was followed by another blow. With David Alaba sustaining a recent injury during the match against Las Palmas earlier this week.
Real Madrid concerned with injury issues
The injury issues include Nacho’s potential three-match ban due to a sending-off against Girona. Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano reports that there has been no approach for Jerome Boateng. Hence, Real Madrid is not currently planning to sign a center-half to address their defensive concerns, at least as of now.
Eder Militao sidelined for a significant portion of the season and David Alaba currently dealing with an injury. Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has only Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez as his primary options at center-back. Thus, highlighting the pressing need for defensive depth in the squad.
With Nacho Fernandez currently serving a suspension, Antonio Rudiger is the sole available senior center-back. In the event of further defensive shortages, manager Carlo Ancelotti may turn to versatile players like Aurelien Tchouameni and Ferland Mendy. Thus, to provide cover in the center-back position. Additionally, young talents such as Marvel and Alvaro Carrillo from the Real Madrid Castilla squad could be called upon. As demonstrated by Carrillo’s inclusion in the recent match against Girona. This underlines the need for adaptability and depth within the squad. That is to navigate through injury and suspension challenges in the defensive line.
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