Loan Watch: Focus on Real MadridAugust 22, 2017
For the season ahead, we at LaLigaNews.co.uk want to keep you updated on the progress and performances of the Real Madrid players who are out on loan across the world. We have cut short your need to scan across the internet to see how each of the following eight players are doing away from the Spanish capital:
- Vinicius Junior (Flamengo, Brazil)
- Fabio Coentrao (Sporting Portugal, Portugal)
- Lucas Silva (Cruzeiro, Brazil)
- Martin Odegaard (Heerenveen, Holland)
- James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich, Germany)
- Fede Valverde (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)
- Aleix Febas (Real Zaragoza, Spain)
- Philip Leinhart (Freiburg, Germany)
There are a number of other players that could be looked at in this venture, however we focused in on these players as they are the closest to the first team at Madrid and would be on the minds of Madridistas across the globe.
Vinicius Junior: played 90 minutes against Atletico Goianiense and scored two goals as well as picking up a yellow card in a man of the match performance. The 17 year old had four other shots and made two successful dribbles in the match also.
Fabio Coentrao: played 79 minutes against Guimaraes, picked up both a clean sheet and an assist in a positive start to his time back in Portugal. The left back received an 8.7 rating by WhoScored.com for his display.
Lucas Silva: played a meagre 19 minutes, coming on in the 71st minute in central midfield against Sport Recife where they won 2-0, picking up 86% passing accuracy in that time.
Martin Odegaard: played 90 minutes against Heracles in a 1-1 draw and picked up a yellow card in a right wing position, where he was given a 7.3 rating by WhoScored.com. The 18 year old worked hard making five tackles and also kept a 84% passing accuracy.
James Rodriguez: Did not feature in Bayern’s 3-1 win over Leverkusen due to a slight thigh injury.
Fede Valverde: was unavailable for selection for Deportivo due to facing parent club Real Madrid.
Aleix Febas: made his first appearance against Tenerife where he played 90 minutes on the left wing in a 1-0 defeat where he worked hard in a number 10 position, making three successful tackles and circulating the ball well by maintaining an 84% passing accuracy.
Philip Leinhart: was part of a back three where they kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Entracht Frankfurt. Picked up a yellow card in a solid performance in his first appearance where he won four aerial duals, two tackles and maintained a passing accuracy of 85%.
After looking into our eight highlighted players out on loan by Real Madrid this season, the standout player in week 1 was easily the teenage sensation Vinicius Junior. He could have had a hat trick but missed one big chance in the game where he also drew four fouls from his opponents. The young Brazilian gave a little insight into why Real Madrid wanted to get his signature at such a young age.