Thursday, January 20, 2022

Zinedine Zidane hints at a busy transfer window for Real Madrid


Real Madrid manager is hinting at a hectic January for Real Madrid

Real Madrid has had a tough season up until now to put it lightly. Los Blancos have had a torrid league campaign and are already looking ahead to the prospect of losing the Spanish title to their arch-rivals Barcelona. The fact that Barca has had a great season only compounds Madrid’s misery. To reverse their fortunes on the pitch, Madrid is looking to splash the cash in January.  Zinedine Zidane is considering bringing in some new players next month.

Ahead of the clash against Sevilla at the weekend, Zidane said, “There is a possibility we will do business. From January 1 to January 31, we can sign players.”

He added, “We’ll have to see what happens, we have this opportunity every year and we always take stock and see what’s possible.”

Real Madrid in need of reinforcements

The arrival of Kepa Arrizabalaga is almost certain but Madrid’s immediate need lies in the attacking department.

Madrid has had a tough time scoring goals this season. The much-hyped BBC trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored just 6 goals between them in the league, sharing 2 a piece. Zidane is in desperate need of firepower to re-energize his side for the rest of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been appaling form for Madrid in the La Liga

Mauro Icardi is on his way to Madrid in a £81 million deal according to recent reports. It is very unlikely that the reports turn out to be true but if they do then Icardi would be the perfect solution to Madrid’s troubles.

Author’s Take

Real Madrid has never been the one to think before spending big in the transfer window. This summer they uncharacteristically did not spend big. On the other hand, they let players like Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez leave Bernabeu without signing adequate replacements. Madrid’s urgency to spend in summer will depend on how next few weeks pan out for the European Champions.

After facing Sevilla at the weekend, Madrid jet off to UAE to play in the FIFA Club World Cup. Upon returning, they’ll compete in the first El Clásico of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu.


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