Real Madrid may be active in the month of January after a lack of summer transfers has backfired at them in the early parts of the season.
Real Madrid headed into the international break at the back of a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Valencia. Zinedine Zidane’s side did not perform terribly to be honest and was rather unlucky to concede thrice from the penalty spot, but the gaping holes in the squad were more than visible and must be acted upon as soon as possible.
Casemiro was missing due to the coronavirus and the Whites lacked a defensive midfielder. They lacked balance while playing out from the back and something like this had been coming from last season following the sale of Marcos Llorente. While Federico Valverde can play in an impeded role, he is not entirely a single-minded player and likes to attack too.
Karim Benzema was also the goal-scorer once again and the rest of the attackers failed to come up with anything fruitful. Upon being subbed in, neither Mariano Diaz, nor Luka Jovic were able to help in the final third and it may well have sent alarm bells ringing in the higher offices as the need for a lethal striker was on show again.
Diario GOL has claimed that Florentino Perez is likely to rectify the mistakes during the winter transfer window and will look to sign two incredible players. The president had earlier said that there would not be any major arrivals in the ongoing campaign due to the pandemic, but that may well change owing to the inconsistent displays.
Eduardo Camavinga and Erling Haaland are those in question. Both the players have been on the defending La Liga champions’ radar since a couple of months and they were on track to be signed in the summers of 2021 and 2022, respectively. However, a change in plans may see them arrive in Spain’s capital a lot earlier than expected.
French international Camavinga could provide much-needed cover for Casemiro in the latter parts of the season, especially when there are matches twice every week due to the cup and Champions League being in its knockout phases. The Brazilian has carried out his role single-handedly and the arrival of a deputy will surely make things easier.
Haaland on the other hand will be the finisher Real Madrid need. The Borussia Dortmund striker’s qualities need no introduction and he will surely be a difference maker at the Santiago Bernabeu. Most importantly, he may help Los Blancos progress further than they lately have in the Champions League, thanks to his scoring record on the continental front.
While Perez would want to wrap up both signings for a reasonable sum to sanction a move for Kylian Mbappe, that may not be the case. Camavinga’s arrival may cost roughly 50 million euros, though Mariano Diaz may be included in the deal, whereas Haaland will come at the range of 75 million euros, plus a two-year loan at Dortmund for Jovic.
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