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5 players Real Madrid should sign this summer

Ed Mackey
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62.74K   //    07 Mar 2018, 20:18 IST

Real Madrid Training Session and Press Conference
A Real Madrid training session

Real Madrid have had a poor season so far by their standards and are currently 3rd in La Liga, 15 points behind runaway leaders, Barcelona. Although, they have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-2 aggregate win over PSG. The possibility of retaining the trophy for the third successive year is definitely on the table.

Zinedine Zidane is edging closer and closer to an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu and has reportedly agreed that this season will be his last as boss. If the next Real manager is to have a successful campaign next term, some signings in the summer are paramount in order to bolster the squad.

Espanyol v Real Madrid - La Liga
Current Real Madrid boss, Zidane

There is no surprise to see yet another long list of big names linked with transfers to Real Madrid and there will undoubtedly be some on the list being unveiled for the current Champions League holders during the upcoming summer transfer window. Here are five players that Los Blancos should look to sign.

#5 Sergej Milinković-Savić

SS Lazio v AC Chievo Verona - Serie A
Savic in Lazio colours

One player that was largely unknown to European football fans before the start of this season has made a massive name for himself since August. Lazio midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is attracting interest from across Europe, Manchester United have emerged as early leaders to secure his signature but Real Madrid seems like a more impressive alternative for the Spanish born midfielder.

It would make a lot more sense for him to sign for the La Liga champions as his playing style is far too similar to that of Paul Pogba at United, Milinkovic-Savic would provide something completely different at Madrid. The Serbian international definitely wouldn't come cheap but when has money limited Florentino Pérez in the past?

He would rejuvenate a midfield of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, both of which have struggled with injuries in the last few years. As a younger and more energetic alternative to Kroos, Milinković-Savić would provide more of a goalscoring threat than the World Cup winner as well as the ability to get from box-to-box efficiently for a whole 90 minutes.

With nine goals and three assists from centre midfield in Serie A this term, the 23 year old certainly isn't afraid to get forward and would add quality to the Spanish giants' attack.

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