Real Madrid knew it would be tough after losing talisman Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) – but they did not think it would be this tough, daily Mirror reported Wednesday.
The Bernabeu side have already sacked a manager this term with Julen Lopetegui being replaced by Santi Solari.
But they have not been able to replace Ronaldo. Los Blancos currently sit fourth in the table – a massive eight points behind leaders Barcelona and scoring goals has been the problem.
They netted just 24 times in 16 league games this season – with Barca having DOUBLED that total.
It’s clear where they are struggling, with Gareth Bale not really stepping up to the plate, now they do not really have anyone to push Karim Benzema – especially with Mariano now injured.
With that in mind Calcio Mercato believe Real Madrid are looking at five strikers to try and fill the gaping hole left by Ronaldo.
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi challenges PSV Eindhoven’s Jorrit Hendrix. The deadly Argentinian would be a marque signing to really get bums back on seats at the Bernabeu. A true Galatico, Icardi could still play in the Champions League with Inter now in the Europa League.
Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring their fourth goal. He may not have set the world on fire at Spurs but he’s well regarded in Spain and still only 33. Seen as a more of a stock gap, Llorente has never been prolific.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)