Carlo Ancelloti is searching for a backup striker in the summer transfer window because Karim Benzema is getting close to his 35th birthday.
While Juanmi Latasa from Castilla may be promoted or Borja Mayoral from Getafe recalled, it is also possible that the team will make a new recruit.
How else does Real Madrid want to strengthen in the summer is a question that many fans have on their minds.
Before Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal, Raul de Tomas and other well-known players were usually linked to Los Blancos. But it seems doubtful that the club will shell out between 30 and 50 million euros for a backup striker.
Instead, it would prefer to invest in a young player who is capable of taking Benzema’s spot and eventually developing into a starter.
Madrid may decide to wait to sign such a person and instead pursue a major striker in the prime of their career. Before Kylian Mbappe decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, this was the idea.
In case Mayoral or Latasa are selected in the 2022–2023 season, we have named five players to keep an eye out for as potential long-term successors.
- Erling Haaland
His recent move to Manchester City has no impact on his future prospects of joining Real Madrid. He still has plenty of time at age 21 to excel in the noble game. There will be no problem investing 150 million euros in the marksman if he remains as good as he is in the next two years.
2. Youssoufa Moukoko
Moukoko is a player with a lot of potential who has already achieved a number of records. He currently retains the record for the German Bundesliga’s youngest goal scorer. More notably, Youssoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund set a new record for being the youngest player in the Uefa Champions League at the age of 16 years, 18 days.
3. Rayan Cherki
Cherki plays similarly to Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga, two current Real Madrid talents. He is currently playing in League 1, although Los Blancos has been connected to him for years, and he has also suggested a future with the team.