·3 October 2022
·3 October 2022
Real Madrid boast of one of Europe’s finest squads across the field. They have some of the world’s best defenders and midfielders in their ranks, but the one position that seems to be the weak link in the team is the centre-forward position.
Karim Benzema is undoubtedly one of, if not the best, striker in the world. He is not only the winner of the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year but also the favourite to pick up the Ballon d’Or later this year.
The Frenchman is now 34 years of age and could have another year or two in the tank. However, the club do not even have a backup striker in place to cover for his absence, and the long-term future planning is even more rudimentary.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, that is set to change in the coming summer. The Italian journalist reports that Real Madrid are looking to sign a striker next June. However, it is not known whether they will look for a short-term or long-term fix.
Los Blancos were linked heavily with a forward signing in the last transfer window, with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland amongst those who were close to a move. However, the Spanish Champions failed to make any signing in the department and are currently facing the music.
When Benzema was ruled out through injury last month, Ancelotti was forced to use Eden Hazard in the Frenchman’s place. Further, the responsibility of scoring goals fell on the young shoulders of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo, both of whom are wingers.
Christopher Nkunku was linked with a move to the Bernabeu but now seems set to sign for Chelsea. That said, it remains to be seen as to whom Florentino Perez eyes as the team’s next big striker.
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