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Real Madrid want to sign a new striker who can guarantee 10-12 goals – report



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While Carlo Ancelotti recently said that Real Madrid’s transfer business for the summer was all wrapped up, that might not exactly be the case.

According to a report from Cadena SER, Real Madrid could enter the market for reinforcements depending on the exits from the club before the transfer window closes.

Borja Mayoral is closing in on a transfer to Getafe, while Mariano Diaz is also heavily linked with an exit this summer. With Luka Jovic already leaving for Fiorentina, Los Blancos would be left with no viable backup for Karim Benzema in the No. 9 role.

There had been plans to use Eden Hazard in the ‘false nine’ role, but as per the report, the Belgian has not entirely convinced in a central role. So, before the transfer window closes, Real Madrid will dip their toes into the market for a new centre-forward.

The report further sheds light on the profile of the striker that the current Spanish and European champions are seeking.

It is claimed that Ancelotti’s side will want an experienced player who is around 30 years old and can guarantee at least 10-12 goals per season from a substitute role.

The report does not mention if Los Merengues already have any player in their minds and it will be interesting to see who they go after.

Real Madrid have made just two signings this summer, bringing in Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer and then splashing the cash on Aurelien Tchouameni. Kylian Mbappe had been one of Florentino Perez’s top targets but the Frenchman signed a new contract with PSG.

Missing out on the Frenchman, coupled with the impending exits of Mayoral and Mariano have forced Real into action for another striker.

Youngster Juanmi Latasa could be an option, but given his lack of experience, there is no guarantee that he can deliver on the 10-12 goals per season objective. So, as things stand, Real Madrid could go shopping for an attacker before the window closes.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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