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Real Madrid to consider three criteria before signing a new striker
In just two league games, Real Madrid already have six different goalscorers. The statistic is a testament that the team always finds new outlets to score when needed but also sparks a mild concern over the centre-forward position.
Karim Benzema has been far from his best in the two La Liga games so far and his only goal came from a penalty. One can be assured that the Frenchman will recover his form in the coming days but it is concerning that there is no backup option.
According to reports from AS (h/t RM4Arab), Los Blancos do not want to sign a striker without a logical reason. They want to make sure that the player they sign is young, talented and approved by the entire board as a replacement for Karim Benzema.
One of the main reasons Real Madrid are hesitant to sign a forward is that they want to avoid another Luka Jovic or Mariano situation. Both the strikers were brought in to cover for Benzema in recent years but failed to make any impact.
Real Madrid will not pursue a star signing for the striker position, and thus, have been on the constant lookout for young talents. Jonathan Burkardt, Sasa Kalajdzic, Roko Simic, Brian Brobbey and Noah Okafor are some of the profiles Los Blancos are scouting.
One striker who the club have already signed is Iker Bravo. While the official announcement has not yet been made, the club have an agreement in place with the Spaniard and are just awaiting FIFA’s approval.
The teenager was phenomenal last season with Bayer Leverkusen’s youth teams and will join Castilla where he will work under Raul Gonzalez.
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
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.
Abdulhakeem Abubakar Mahmud
August 24, 2022 at 1:48 pm
I totally agree with the RM board regarding careful choice of striker but can try Latasa and Rodrigo Goes as Benzema backup for this season while Valverde will continue as RW.