10 players who could become future Galacticos for Real Madrid
Real Madrid are not only the most successful club in Spain but in Europe as well. They have won 33 La Ligas, 19 Copa del Reys and 12 Champions League titles in all. A Champions League final defeat to Liverpool would mean a trophy-less season for the Los Blancos, which is unacceptable due to the lofty standards they have set for themselves.
While they are in the Champions League final again this year and are the favorites to lift the trophy for the 13th time in the club's history, their road to Kiev has led many to believe that their dominance in the competition is coming to an end.
It is just due to their experience in the competition, game management, Cristiano Rolando's goals and an incredible amount of luck that they are in the finals. They haven't won the Copa del Rey since 2014 and their quality has been questioned as they have been unable to break Barcelona's domestic dominance in La Liga.
Therefore, it is no surprise that Real Madrid have been constantly linked to various players in the transfer market. Though they haven't spent heavily in the transfer market in recent seasons, they are not shy when it comes to splashing the cash and it is likely that they will bring back their galactico policy this summer.
This transfer policy was introduced by Florentino Pérez when he signed names like Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Ronaldo and Steven McManaman and it resulted in immediate success with the club winning La Liga in 2001-02 and 2002-03 and their 9th Champions League crown in 2002.
They followed it up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos and it has brought them immense success.
Considering the present situation many have suggested that they will have to again invest in the transfer market and sign new Galacticos in order to compete with FC Barcelona. With superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric aged 33 and 32 respectively, and Benzema misfiring, it seems like the right time to bring new Galacticos to the Bernabeu.
Here we look at 10 players who could become future Galacticos:
#10 Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
The German international burst onto the scene last season when he scored 21 goals for RB Leipzig. Again this season he has scored 21 goals for the German club proving that he is no one season wonder.
His style of play is similar to Jamie Vardy as he uses his pace and energy to put defenders under pressure. He has also got good off the ball movement and makes goods runs behind the defenders. His link-up play is also excellent. It should also be taken into account that he is just 22 years old and he is likely to improve with age.
He has already admitted that he sees his future away from Leipzig. And Marca has already reported that Real Madrid are interested in the German striker. He should be a good replacement for Karim Benzema.
He is contracted to RB Leipzig till 2020 and Madrid are likely to face competition from Liverpool for his signature.