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5 strikers Real Madrid can target this summer

Rahul Venkat
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Madrid's form seems to have deserted them this season

Real Madrid have suffered a massive dip in form this season after the high of becoming the only team to win consecutive Champions League titles at the end of last season. Zinedine Zidane's position has come under intense scrutiny and his managerial post seems less secure with every bad game Madrid have to endure.

However, the major reason for their fall from is the lack of goals from their expensively-assembled forward line. Cristiano Ronaldo seems woefully out of form as does Karim Benzema, so much so that none of them are even in the top 10 goalscorers in La Liga, something which would have been unimaginable at the start of the season. Gareth Bale's constant battle with injuries has him in and out of the team, which does not help Real's cause.

A squad revamp seems inevitable and here we take a look at 5 strikers they could be targeting to their head their attack come the summer:

#1 Edinson Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic FC - UEFA Champions League
Cavani is one of the deadliest strikers in the world

Criminally underrated are the words which can be best used to describe Edinson Cavani. A world-class forward who has kept banging in the goals every season since 2007, the long-haired Uruguayan always rises upto the challenge.

Despite the big-money arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this season, he has scored 28 goals in 36 appearances and in the process became PSG’s all-time top scorer, going past Ibrahimovic’s record of 156 goals for the French side. To add to that, he also has 5 assists this season.

His feud with Neymar over a penalty earlier in the season made massive headlines. Though they seem to have made their peace with each other, Cavani would not want to play second fiddle to another superstar after he finally seemed to get out of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shadow. The quarter-final tie against Madrid could be the perfect audition for a summer move, not that he needs it.

Should Real target him this summer, they would know they are getting a proven and consistent poacher who is strong in the air and can also be deadly inside the box. He would certainly be a great addition to their squad and become one of their famed Galacticos.

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