When it comes to the transfer market in recent years, Real Madrid has excelled. Compared to their Galactico days, they have been far more restrained and have not squandered the cash. Over the previous, eight to ten years, midtable Premier League sides have spent more on transfers than Los Blancos.
But during this time, Real Madrid has remained one of the world’s top teams. As a result, the club deserves a lot of praise for the way they constructed their team.
The current Ballon d’Or winner and one of the world’s top attackers on his finest days is Karim Benzema. But given the Frenchman’s string of transfers injuries this year, such occasions have been few and far between. Transfermarkt statistics show that he has only made 12 appearances so far in this season as a result. Unfortunately, Los Blancos also lack a strong backup, with Rodrygo not being a true striker and being unable to shoulder the team’s goal-scoring load and Mariano Diaz just being a marginal member of the club.
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Real Madrid needs to be careful with their transfers in January
If Real Madrid wants to contend for all three titles in the second half of the season, they must sign a striker in January. If not, this team could be far too small. Who is to say that will not happen later in the campaign as well? We witnessed injuries and exhaustion catch up to them in the weeks before the World Cup break, allowing Barcelona to squeak ahead in the championship fight.
All indications suggest that Real Madrid won’t add any players in January, but they could reconsider that plan. They may not require a significant transfer upgrade up top, but Carlo Ancelotti’s club would benefit greatly from the acquisition of a reliable striker who can effectively fill in for Karim Benzema.
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