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Real Madrid will sign on-loan star permanently after impressive performances – report

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When Karim Benzema left Real Madrid in the summer of 2023 and the club only signed Joselu to reinforce the centre-forward department, there were a lot of concerns amongst the fans.

Even though the veteran striker had finished as the second-highest goalscorer in La Liga during the 2022/23 campaign with Espanyol, there was a lot of skepticism about whether he can succeed back at Real Madrid and help fill the void left by Benzema.

Six months into his second spell at the club, Joselu has won over those doubters and has emerged as an important player for Carlo Ancelotti despite the fact that he is not a regular starter.

Joselu will be signed permanently

And now, as per journalist Rodra P, there are no doubts that Real Madrid will retain Joselu on a permanent transfer once his loan deal is over at the end of the season.

This development comes after Los Blancos’ 2-0 win over Getafe last night which sent them to the top of the La Liga table, with Joselu scoring a brace.

In all competitions, Joselu has now scored 12 goals for Real Madrid and is the joint second-highest goalscorer along with Rodrygo Goes, with only Jude Bellingham ahead of them.

As such, at Real Madrid, there is no debate about the veteran Spaniard and he will continue in white next season.

The 33-year-old, for his part, is happy at the Spanish capital club and is ‘living the dream’, considering that he is enjoying minutes for both club and country.

The loan agreement with Espanyol for Joselu contains an option for Real Madrid to sign him permanently and all signs indicate that the clause will be activated.

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Real Madrid identify two major areas of threat from Borussia Dortmund

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The players in the Real Madrid dressing room are well aware that they are considered the favourites for the upcoming Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. 

According to journalist Jorge Picon, the team’s performance in the final stages of the season has boosted their confidence and everyone in the squad believes they have a great chance of winning the final.

Despite this, though, there are some concerns about one player and two potential threats from the opposition. 

Now, Real Madrid are good at handling the pressure that comes with being the favourites, but they know that Dortmund are a team that cannot be underestimated.

Real Madrid aware of the threat Dortmund pose

This confidence, however, does not translate into arrogance. Real Madrid understand that Dortmund have the ability to cause them problems. 

To address this, manager Carlo Ancelotti must focus on two key challenges: dealing with offensive transitions and defending set pieces.

Dortmund are not a team that exert high pressure on their opponents, but they are very dangerous on the counterattack. 

Borussia Dortmund are very dangerous in set pieces. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

They play a direct and vertical style of football, relying on quick, few-touch plays to move the ball up the field. Instead of building play slowly from the back, they often utilise Mats Hummels’ ability to make precise long passes to players running behind the defence.

In terms of set pieces, Dortmund pose a significant threat with their tall players, as Niclas Fullkrug, Mats Hummels, and Nico Schlotterbeck are all over 1.90 meters tall, making them dangerous targets during corner kicks and free kicks.

Dortmund’s forwards are quick

Speed is another factor that Real Madrid need to be wary of. This is because Karim Adeyemi is a particularly fast player who can break through defensive lines with his runs. 

He usually plays on the wing and can switch sides with Jadon Sancho, but Adeyemi is considered Dortmund’s main offensive weapon due to his pace and ability to exploit spaces. 

While Sancho is also a skilled dribbler who can take on defenders one-on-one, Real Madrid has two reliable full-backs in Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy who will be tasked with stopping him.

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