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5 players Real Madrid should target in the ongoing transfer window

Kuntal Sarkar
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6.66K   //    04 Jan 2018, 22:07 IST

Real Madrid v Sevilla - La Liga
Zidane needs to make use of the winter transfer window to solve some problems in the squad

Real Madrid have undoubtedly been the most successful team in Europe for the past two seasons. They have won back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles, one La Liga title, one UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup. However, with the start of the 2017-18 season, Los Blancos have not been able to replicate the same level of success.

Real Madrid are tottering in 4th and are already 14 points behind league leaders Barcelona and have suffered two unexpected losses against Real Betis and Girona C.F. A recent loss against Barcelona in the El Clasico has raised some serious concern among the fans regarding the squad and manager, Zinedine Zidane.

Florentino Perez decided to sell James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and the Pepe during the last summer but did not bring any proper replacement for those players. Perez might have got overwhelmed by Real's success and did not feel the need to sign good backup players for quite a few positions on the pitch.

Real Madrid signed a few players during the last transfer window. However, the likes of Dani Ceballos, Theo Hernandez, Vallejo and others new acquisitions of Los Blancos have failed to make any sort of impact in the little playing time they have got. So, Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane needs to make some important signings in the coming winter transfer window, if Real Madrid needs to give some challenge to Barcelona in the league and be a strong contender for the Champions League trophy.


#5 Timo Werner

Werner has built a reputation as one of the best young forwards in Europe
Werner has built a reputation as one of the best young forwards in Europe

Real Madrid have been shaky since the start of the season. They have faced quite a few problems. However, their main issue has been their inability to convert chances into goals. The team has created 223 chances in the league so far, but have scored only 30 of them.

After the departure of Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema and Borja Mayoral are the only two strikers in the team. Benzema has been in poor form, he has missed some clear goal-scoring chances and has netted just 2 goals in the entire season. Mayoral has provided average performances whenever he got a chance.

Such a condition demands the inclusion of a new striker and Timo Werner can be the perfect man for Real Madrid. He has been brilliant for RB Leipzig last season scoring 21 goals in 28 appearances in the Bundesliga. This young German forward has great composure and is confident in front of the goal. The addition of Timo Werner will make the Real Madrid attacking lineup a lot more fearsome.

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