Real Madrid’s attack is decent, but it needs work. Of course, with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema as your dynamic duo, you can’t really go wrong. The right-wing spot is still not decided, but Fede Valverde might become a full-fledged starter there. Real do need a backup striker, though, and it seems like they are finally working on it, at least, according to reports.
According to Manu Sainz of AS, Real Madrid are interested in signing a striker, and one of the strikers on their list is Raul De Tomas, who wants to leave Espanyol this summer.
Raul De Tomas is too good to be a backup striker at Real Madrid
De Tomas is a great player. He’s in his prime, he’s a very good striker who scores a lot of goals. But, that’s the thing. He is in his prime.
Why would a striker who is in his prime want to play at a club where he’s always going to be second fiddle to the best in the world? Of course, De Tomas is very good, but he’s not really going to be a starter, is he? Would he want to sit on the bench for a huge chunk of the season just so that he could play for the club? I don’t know.
It’s like, with De Tomas, he’d be a good option off the bench for Real Madrid, but RDT can be a starter elsewhere, why would he want to be on the bench here? I wouldn’t mind it if De Tomas accepts that role, but for a striker that is going to start less than 10 games per season, it’s just odd.
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He’ll definitely be a great scorer off the bench, though, and if the Spaniard can stick around and provide the team with valuable minutes, I am sure he’d be a great signing. I just don’t see him accepting a bench role, and he won’t get anything more than that at Real Madrid.