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5 strikers who can strengthen Real Madrid's attack

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2.58K   //    17 Mar 2013, 01:15 IST

Real Madrid attack has not been in form compared to how they performed in 2011-12 season. Last season Real Madrid had scored 121 goals in their 38 games, averaging 3.20 goals per match. As far as this season is concerned, they have only managed to keep an average of 2.44. The reason behind such decline is the struggling form of the strikers, Higuain and Karim Benzema.

Together Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain managed to score 43 goals last season and this season they were caught up by complacency and lack of form. This season they have only managed to score 16 goals together in league for Real Madrid.

Comparison of goals scored by the Real Madrid strike partners in 2011-12 and 2012-13 season.

 2011-12 Higuain - 22, Benzema - 21 Total Goals Together – 43
 2012-13 Higuain - 09, Benzema - 07 Total Goals Together – 16

These stats clearly show us that Real Madrid strike-force has weakened from what it was last year.

In this post, let us have a look at the 5 strikers who could be a perfect addition to the Real Madrid strike-force.

1) Radamel Falcao


The Columbian striker has been a consistent performer and the third top scorer in La liga since last season. He is arguably the third best player in the world and every club would love to have him in their squad. Real Madrid had kept no secret of their interest to sign this player, but it won’t be easy for them to get this player from their city rivals Atletico Madrid. Since his arrival from Porto for a fee ranging to 45 million, he has been indispensable for the team. He helped the team to win last year’s UEFA Europa League and this year, they are almost certain to win a place in Champions League.

The 27-year-old Columbian has scored 21 goals for Atletico Madrid this season and he is the third top scorer in La Liga after Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. His performance has boosted the chances of Atletico side to fight for a second place in the league.


Falcao has been turned into the most popular names in transfer rumours, and he deserves each penny that might presumably be spent to secure his service this summer.

 Year Appearances Goals Average Goals Per Game
 2011-12 34 24 0.71
 2012-13 22 21 0.96

 (stats from league matches only)

He almost has an average of a goal per appearance this season. And if he joins Real Madrid by the end of the season, then it’s sure that Real Madrid will become unstoppable.

2) Edinson Cavani


The 24-year-old Uruguayan striker has scored 18 times in this season in Serie A for Napoli after joining from Palermo in 2010. He is one of the best strikers in Europe and he has became very popular with his penchant to score late goals for Napoli.

Cavani would be a quality signing for Real Madrid and he could very well prove to be an integral part for Real Madrid. His brilliant work-rate and stamina make him a must-buy.

 Year Appearances Goals Average Goals Per Game
 2011-12 35 23 0.66
 2012-13 23 18 0.79

(stats from league matches only)

It will be difficult for Real Madrid to sign him as he is one of the hottest properties in Europe and has been linked with a switch to Manchester City.

3) Sergio Aguero

Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier League

Without doubt Aguaro has impressed at Manchester City from his very first season, scoring more than 43 goals in his Manchester City career. The prolific striker has been linked with Real Madrid for a move on many occasions in the last few years. He is known for his lethal eye for the goal and he is also known for his agility, acceleration and shooting power. His performance dipped this season but we all know what he is capable of and he will be an invaluable addition to the Real Madrid squad.

 Year Appearances Goals Average Goals Per Game
 2011-12 34 23 0.68
 2012-13 22 09 0.41

(stats from league matches only)

If Real Madrid are successful in gaining  this prodigious striker’s services, then it’s certain that he will be fantastic addition to Mourinho’s counter-attacking team.

4) Mario Gomez

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga

Mario Gomez had been in fantastic form last year for Bayern Munich and also for the German national side. This season hasn’t been that good for him as his starting spot was wrestled away from his grip by Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. A move to Real Madrid would be handy for Gomez as his future at the Allianz Arena is hanging under balance and with also the incoming boss Guardiola, who may also be interested in bringing in some strikers over the summer. This could further the possibility of a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

 Year Appearance Goals Average Goals Per Game
 2011-12 33 26 0.79
 2012-13 13 06 0.47

(stats from league matches only)

He would be an important player for Madrid, if they choose to sign him.

5) Luis Suarez


The controversial striker has been the best striker in Premier League this season, outshining other strikers. He has been a consistent performer for Liverpool and he has already score 22 goals this season in league. The Uruguayan can add a few more goals to his tally if his stellar form continues. He is a prolific striker gifted with a fantastic first touch and tremendous technical ability.

He has been invaluable for Liverpool this season and it’s sure that they will only sell him in case of an abnormal offer, and we all know how financially capable Real Madrid are.

 Year Appearances Goals Average Goals Per Game
 2011-12 31 11 0.71
 2012-13 28 22 0.96

(stats from league matches only)

He will be a quality addition to Real Madrid squad and I think they should go for him.

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