Which No.9 targets are available for Real Madrid?
o striking replacement have arrived at Real Madrid following Alvaro Morata’s departure to Chelsea, Zinedine Zidane making it clear that Los Blancos couldn’t acquire a striker in the summer, however, the club will get the chance to hunt for a new No.9 in the upcoming transfer markets.
If Real decide to comb the winter market for a poacher, they will search for a young talent, who will feature in Zidane’s plans as a substitute initially and fight for his position in the starting line-up.
The youngest of the potential candidates, Kasper Dolberg will turn 20 in October and his recent performances have already attracted teams like Dortmund and Monaco.
Labelled as the future No.9 of the German national team, Timo Werner showed his skills last season, scoring 27 goals and proving his is ready to take on the upcoming Champions League challenge.
At the age of 23, Domenico Berardi is Italy’s next big thing and although Sassuolo managed to keep him for this season, many teams will try to lure him away in the future.
Summer 2018 market
If Real Madrid don’t move for a striker in January, the summer window of 2018 would offer them the opportunity to acquire a top level No.9, which will require larger sums of money to be spent.
Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or even Andrea Belotti have been flirting with a move to Spain, and they match the profile that Los Blancos are after.