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Getafe sporting director confirms interest in Real Madrid forward



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El Clasico was the perfect example to highlight the need for a backup striker at Real Madrid. The team looked dysfunctional and lacked the cutting edge in front of the goal in Karim Benzema’s absence.

Mariano Diaz may be an option on paper, but it is clear that he cannot, in any way, shape or form, start for Madrid. The 28-year-old had a dreadful game in front of the goal against Barcelona again and will barely receive any game time.

However, Borja Mayoral may be the man for the job. The Real Madrid striker enjoyed a good campaign at Getafe last season and has shown to have a killer instinct in the final third.

According to reports from Bernabeu Digital, though, Getafe are interested in retaining the player for the upcoming season and the same was confirmed by Ruben Reyes, the club’s sporting director, who said:

“Mayoral did a great job here and we all liked it. We are working on it so let’s see.”

Carlo Ancelotti now has a decision to make. It was initially said that Mayoral would not stay with the first team unless Mariano left the club, but it could be time to change that stance.

Given that Real Madrid only want one backup striker in the squad, it remains to be seen as to whom the manager prefers. Nevertheless, the final decision needs to made quickly for there are a couple interested parties in Mayoral.

The striker has a contract until 2023 with Real Madrid. With less than a year left on his deal, the pressure is now on the club to decide his future.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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