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7 Forwards Who Real Madrid Might Sign In The Upcoming Transfer Window

Tarkesh Jha
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Real Madrid have salvaged their season with an excellent run in the Champions League

 Real Madrid have endured quite an indifferent season this time around as the club has failed miserably in their defence of the La Liga title. However, the European champions are well on their course to another shot at the eternal European glory as they have now attained a one-goal lead in the away fixture of the two-leg semifinal against Bayern Munich. However, if there has been one thing persistent with this Real Madrid side, it is the inconsistency in their forward line. Zinedine Zidane’s niche tactical nous has helped them churn out effective and impressive results.

The Frenchman has rotated the forward line quite a bit with the only exception of Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Portuguese star has been a constant presence in the starting XI. The constant poor form of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema might force Real Madrid to look into other options to beef up their attacking personnel. It is the World Cup year too and one might expect the current Champions League holders to splash the cash on the best players once the tournament gets over, as is their characteristic. Here, we look at seven such forwards who might be on the club’s radar this summer.

#7 Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

Immobile has arguably been the best player in the Italian league this season
Immobile has arguably been the best player in the Italian league this season

The Lazio striker has finally been able to rope in some consistency in his game and continued his good run of form from last season to this campaign in prolific fashion. The strong, bullish striker is technically adept and has a keen eye in front of the goal. His balance and composure in the front of the goal are laudable, and the stats back up Immobile’s case too.

In 31 Serie A appearances this season, he has scored 29 goals and has assisted in nine goals having created an astonishing 37 goal-scoring chances too. Immobile has an impressive shot accuracy of 60% and is a strong man to ward off the ball. Real Madrid might as well keep an eye on him as the Italian is playing in his peak years and has the talent to make his talent work on the big stage.

Additionally, he might take off some goal-scoring burden off Cristiano too, and his poacher instincts will help Real make the most use of opportunities created by players like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Immobile is strong in the air too, and that would help him finish off chances by Real's attack-minded fullbacks like Marcelo and Dani Carvajal who always like to speed up on the flank and to put in a couple of testing deliveries into the box.

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Tarkesh Jha
17 Y/O, Sports Fanatic. I follow football and cricket with avid interest, and writing has become a passion of late. Specialization in transfer window analysis, post/pre-match articles and featured pieces. Articles are regularly published on Sportskeeda, MadAboutEpl, Sportsmonks and Cricfrenzy.
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