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5 players Real Madrid should sign in January

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Mauro Icardi could be a possible target for Madrid in January
Mauro Icardi could be a possible target for Madrid in January

Real Madrid have not had a promising first half of the season in the 2018-19 LaLiga campaign, having fallen behind leaders Barcelona by 8 points (although they do have a game in hand on the Catalans).

Los Blancos have had a turbulent year so far, having sacked their manager Julen Lopetegui just months after being hired and replaced him with Real Madrid reserve team manager Santiago Solari.

Madrid have recovered since then, winning all but one fixture in LaLiga since their mauling by Barcelona, topping Group G in the Champions League group stage, and winning the Club World Cup.

But it is quite evident that Madrid need new signings to re-invigorate the squad which is ageing, and also find an able goal-scoring replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose massive void in the Madrid starting XI has not been filled.

Here are 5 players Real Madrid should in January 2019:

#5 Robert Lewandowski

One aspect where Real Madrid have struggled and missed the presence of Ronaldo is up front, scoring goals. Karim Benzema, Madrid's No. 1 striker currently, has 11 goals in all competitions this season, but only 6 goals in the league, which is two more than second highest goalscorer for Madrid in the league, Gareth Bale, and club captain Sergio Ramos.

Madrid have to definitely strengthen up front and one player who has been linked with Madrid for the past few seasons is Bayern Munich frontman, Robert Lewandowski. It is no secret that Madrid have targetted the Polish striker's signature previously, and Lewandowski himself seems keen on a move to the Bernabéu.

Los Blancos were keen on signing him in the summer, but Bayern were not willing to let go of the Lewandowski, who has already scored 22 goals in all competitions for the German club this year! The prolific striker has scored 40+ goals in all competitions for Bayern in the last three seasons, and a move to Madrid could make the current Champions League holders a potent force in LaLiga in the second half of the season.

A fee upwards of €100 million will be required for Madrid to sign the Polish forward.

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