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Real Madrid board were always convinced veteran forward would have an important role



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Real Madrid’s hunt for a new striker was one of the most widely covered topics of the recently concluded summer transfer window.

Having lost the services of Karim Benzema, many felt Los Blancos were in dire need of a big-name signing for the vulnerable number 9 position.

Yet, Real Madrid did not take any tangible steps towards the same after signing Joselu.

All part of the plan

According to reports from Guillermo Rai, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu were always convinced of Joselu’s ability as a goalscorer.

They valued his experience and accounted for the fact that he scored 16 goals for a side that got relegated while hiring him.

His arrival, contrary to popular belief, was never as a backup option. It was always the board’s belief that he would have more prominence than expected.

Five games into the new season, that fact is now clear.

A wonderful start to life in white

Joselu began the season for Los Blancos on the bench, making only short cameos late into games. His fortunes turned around in the third game of the season, however, when Vinicius Jr hopped off the field injured.

Making a big impact. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

With the Brazilian phenom out of action, Ancelotti called on Joselu to make his mark on the field. Almost poetically, the Spaniard assisted Jude Bellingham’s winner against Celta Vigo.

The veteran then started the team’s game against Getafe at home and slammed home the equaliser en route to Real Madrid’s comeback victory.

Last night, he was back on the scoresheet for the Merengues against Real Sociedad. This time, however, it was the winning goal that he contributed.

The Spaniard has the knack for scoring goals that Real Madrid desperately needed after Karim Benzema’s departure.

Joselu has likely done enough to keep his spot in the starting lineup through his performances, and it will be interesting to see how the manager manages his game time after Vinicius’ return.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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