Real Madrid received a heavy blow after Vinicius Junior was injured in the last match played and lost by the Brazilian national team, against Colombia (score 2-1). Madrid won’t be able to rely on him for two months and have found an emergency option for the Brazilian’s absence.
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Timo Werner, Real’s solution for the loss of Vinicius Junior
The international break brought new problems to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
The Spanish vice-champion lost Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Junior, and the management of the Santiago Bernabeu club intends to bring in fresh forces already this winter.
According to journalists from The Sun, Real Madrid would like to bring in Timo Werner, the player currently playing at RB Leipzig.
With two goals in the current Bundesliga season, Werner has returned to Germany after an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea.
Now, the 27-year-old footballer could have the chance of his career, if indeed Real decide to transfer him this winter.
FIFA will have to pay Real Madrid compensation for Vinicius’ absence. The compensation will be calculated from December 14, when 28 days will pass from the time of the injury.
Moreover, FIFA only awards money if the injury keeps the player off the pitch for more than 28 days. The international forum offers 20,548 euros for each day the player sits on the bar, following an injury with the national team.
In the case of Vinicius, the minimum compensation is 863,016 euros, if the Brazilian will not play for 10 weeks. The compensation will exceed one million euros if the Real Madrid forward is hospitalized for 50 days, reports Mundo Deportivo.