Real Madrid have just come off an extremely successful season, and although the squad looks well-rounded and perfect as is, changes need to be made. Let’s go through some areas Real need to improve in for continuing dominance.
Marcelo and Dani Carvajal are arguably one of the best full-back pairings in world football right now, but other than the duo, Real don’t really have much depth. Fabio Coentrao will probably be offloaded and Danilo is very inconsistent. Nacho can also play at full-back but isn’t world class.
Theo Hernandez is almost definitely coming to the Bernabeu, which would fix the holes at left-back. Despite all this, I’d say another good full-back will do Los Blancos a world of good.
World class striker
With countless rumours of second-top scorer Alvaro Morata leaving, a starting striker will be at the top of Zizou’s shopping list. Karim Benzema had a rough year with only 19 goals in 48 games, not good enough for a side like Real. Kylian Mbappe Lottin has been touted to come to Madrid for a world record fee, a deal which would be welcomed.
The problem with the youngster is that he’ll be loaned back to Monaco if he joins. If Morata stays, the attack will be in safe hands. If not, a clinical striker is needed.
Now bear with me if you’re a fellow Madridista, but I think Keylor Navas is as good as a goalkeeper you’ll get on the market; splashing a lot of money on a keeper wouldn’t be worth it in my opinion. What would be nice though, is a competent, replacement goalkeeper. Kiko Casilla is already 30, and isn’t a viable successor to Navas.
Ideally someone like Donnarumma, who’s young and promising would be wanted. Only 18, Gigi has a lot of potential and will take over Navas’ spot in a couple of years.
A defensive midfielder
Right now, Casemiro is the only natural defensive midfielder Real possess. Despite the Brazilian’s stellar performances, his aggressive play style means that he could be sent off any time. Although Mateo Kovacic can do a decent job, he doesn’t have what Casemiro brings to the table.
A defensive minded, hard-tackling midfielder will be extremely helpful for Real. It isn’t the highest summer priority but getting one would do no harm.
So, these were the areas I want Real to invest in this season. A replacement full-back, a world class striker, a second choice goalie and a defensive mid. Let us know your opinions down below about what you want to see in the Real squad next season.