Along with Bale, Kroos, Courtois, Llorente, and Asensio, Benzema will continue with a recovery process. After the victory against Betis at the Benito Villamarin arena, the squad trained at Real Madrid’s training facilities in Valdebebas – Real Madrid City, with the before-mentioned five (excluding Benzema) running on the pitch.
At the half time against the match away with Real Betis, which ended with a 2 to 1 victory for Solari’s team, Karim Benzema has become the latest headache for Real Madrid.
It happened in the very final minute of the first half when Karim fell to the ground after the collision with Marc Bartra as Benzema reached the ball.
Cristo came out in the place of the injured Frenchman in the second half, as Benzema was accompanied to the dressing room by Real Madrid’s medical team. It turned out to be an injury, a fracture of his finger. Real Madrid has yet to issue a full medical statement about details of his injury, whether surgery will be required – which would mean that the striker will not participate in at least two competitive games, or whether he will just be wearing a finger protector.
In current circumstances, Real Madrid doesn’t have many excuses left to avoid making a purchase of a striker in the current transfer window after Solari had to resort to 21-year-old player Cristo Gonzales, with Gareth Bale and Asensio still some time away from full fitness.
The club may be compelled to make a move as soon as this month, and three names have been mentioned so far: Mauro Icardi being the fans favorite, Rodrygo, who has already been signed by the Spanish club and Krzysztof Piatek who has strongly been linked to the move to the Spanish club.
The winter transfer window will be closed January 31st.