Real Madrid have had a fantastic season till now. The recent Copa del Rey exit was a blow for sure but overall, fans cannot have any complaints about how this campaign has gone so far. They are a point behind Girona in the La Liga table but do have a game in hand. On the other hand, they won all their group stage games in the Champions League and look like one of the favourites to go all the way.
One cannot ignore the fact though that Carlo Ancelotti is working with limited options right now and doing the best he can with what is available to him. The squad did not have much depth to begin with and have been dealing with serious injury problems since the start of the campaign.
One area where Real Madrid are particularly light on options is striker. Joselu has done a good job whenever handed a chance but he is clearly not viewed as someone who can be a regular starter. He has made starts here and there but has mostly been used as an impact substitute.
With no clear number 9, Ancelotti has had to change the system this season. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo have had to play more centrally, despite being natural wingers. After a slow start, they seem to have adjusted to their new roles by now but the club could still do with a world-class striker.
Ancelotti wants Real Madrid to bring back superstar
Benzema left Real Madrid at the end of last season to join Al-Ittihad. Things have not been going smoothly for him there though. The Frenchman has faced quite a bit of criticism as the club find themselves in mid-table. And rumours suggest he is already looking for a way out, at least on a short-term basis.
On paper, bringing back Benzema on loan for the second half of the season would make sense. But going by Real Madrid's transfer track record in recent years, any such move feels very unlikely. Never say never in football though.