Real Madrid need to make one signing this January

Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gives a press conference on the eve of their Spanish League football match against FC Barcelona, at the Ciudad Real Madrid training complex in Valdebebas, outskirts of Madrid, on October 15, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP) (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gives a press conference on the eve of their Spanish League football match against FC Barcelona, at the Ciudad Real Madrid training complex in Valdebebas, outskirts of Madrid, on October 15, 2022. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP) (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid have made a great start to the season, only losing one game till now, that too in the Champions League. On the other hand, they have managed to defeat both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid already. Thus, it is safe to say that the fans have very little room to complain about Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who have been close to perfect. There could be some areas to worry about when it comes to the future.

The biggest issue might be the lack of options at striker at the club. Karim Benzema is spectacular without a shadow of a doubt, but behind him, there is no real out-and-out replacement.

Mariano Diaz has slipped down the pecking order to the point where we barely see him these days. Yet, Benzema has been struggling with fitness issues throughout the course of the season. As a result, Rodrygo has had to be converted into a forward in the Frenchman’s absence and to be fair to the Brazilian, he has done a decent job there.

Yet, he is not the finished article in that role and does miss a lot of attributes that Benzema brings to the table. Thus, if there is one signing that Real Madrid end up making this January, it has to be signing a striker.

Real Madrid need to bring in a striker this January

We have seen Benzema already struggle with his fitness with various niggling issues. Now, consider what effect that World Cup might end up having on him.

He will also turn 35 years of age soon. Thus, all things combined, the Frenchman might have a tough time leading the line on his own this season, like he did last time around to such great effect.

Real Madrid do not need to bring in someone who will score them 30 goals a season. But someone who can work as cover to Benzema might be a solid addition to this squad and to be honest, a much needed one as well.

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