Real Madrid are preparing to head back to the pinnacle of success under Carlo Ancelotti this season. The Italian left a lasting impression during his first stint at the Santiago Bernabeu. Even though the league trophy eluded them, Los Blancos were impressive on the pitch under Ancelotti. They won the Champions League, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup during his reign.
Toni Kroos has provided an update regarding his return from injury. Meanwhile, Brazilian youngster Reinier could head back to Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund are reportedly looking to cut short his loan deal.
On that note, let’s take a look at the major Real Madrid transfer stories from 6 September 2021.
Toni Kroos provides update on return from injury
Toni Kroos has revealed that he is edging closer to full fitness, but cannot pinpoint an expected date of return. The former German international is yet to feature for Real Madrid this season after picking up a sports hernia injury during pre-season training.
Kroos was last seen in action in Germany’s defeat to England in the last 16-tie of Euro 2020. He soon announced his retirement from international football to focus on his Los Blancos career.
Real Madrid were expecting to benefit from the German’s decision, as a fit Kroos would be pivotal to their season. However, that has not been the case. The player recently took to Twitter to provide an update on his injury and remains hopeful of returning to action soon.
“I can tell you that I am feeling better. The truth is that I still can't do everything without pain. That's normal with this injury. I can't say exactly when I'll be back yet, but I work on it every day to be able to get back as soon as possible,” said Kroos.
Last season, Kroos made 42 appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid, scoring three goals and assisting 12.
Reinier set to return to Real Madrid after premature end of loan spell
Borussia Dortmund are contemplating putting a premature end to Reinier’s loan spell at the club, according to Marca via Bild. The Real Madrid youngster has failed to impress since joining the Bundesliga side on loan last summer. Reinier played an important role in his nation’s Olympic triumph this summer but has struggled to replicate that form at the Westfalenstadion.
The Brazilian has managed just one goal in 20 appearances for Dortmund, and the Bundesliga side are keeping a close eye on his progress. Unless Reinier shows signs of improvement soon, his loan deal could be canceled and he would be sent back to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid star edging closer to first-team return
Ferland Mendy is edging closer to returning from injury, according to AS. The Frenchman has been sidelined since Real Madrid’s defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League last season. Mendy played an important role during the 2020-21 campaign, making 38 appearances before picking up an injury against Chelsea.
He was diagnosed with Tibial Periostitis and was expected to be out for three to six weeks. However, Mendy has been sidelined for almost four months now.
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The Frenchman began training with the ball recently and is targeting a return to action for the first team after the international break.