The Champions of Europe seem to be happy with their team going into the next season as Zinedine Zidane does not seem to be bothered about adding too many players to his squad. However, the squad has a few positions that need to be strengthened for Real Madrid to stand a chance at defending their European title. The first place that springs to mind is arguably the most important. Karim Benzema, the French striker who helped Real Madrid secure their 11th Champions League title last season has not been a bad option to lead the side but his place in the squad has been a topic of discussion even before the start of the previous season.
Most of those stories made no sense as the Spanish giants had no quality strikers who were ready to leave their club to replace the Frenchman. Whether or not Morata can do that is still a doubt considering his relatively drab goal-return whilst at Juventus. The likes of Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez, who are among the best strikers in the world are settled at their respective clubs and are not ready to move to a direct European opponent in the near future. So Benzema had another season and a fruitful one scoring 24 goals from 26 appearances and also assisting another 7. Though these are staggering numbers, Real Madrid are always on a watch out for someone who can produce more and a new story that came out today may interest them.
Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed in a recent interview that he is not going to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer but if he did in the future, it would only be for Real Madrid. These are strong statements coming from a player who is one of the hottest prospects in world football at the moment. The Spanish outfit will be licking their lips at having the Gabon international in their ranks and will be happy to wait for him to gain more experience in one of the best European clubs at the moment.
The 27-year old is a smart player who uses his pace and ability to get past opponents or draw them to ridiculous places on the field. He toys with the defenses and unleashes a shooting range that finds its target with an alarming frequency. He plays to the weakness of the opponents and does not allow his weaknesses to hinder him, an attribute that will fetch him a place in the Real side in the coming years. He will be reaching his peak in a year or two and is playing regular football at one of the best clubs in Europe at the moment. He will learn more and more the more he plays and will only become a better player in the future.
A front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Aubameyang and Gareth Bale is more than just freighting and if the Bernabeu outfit are not able to lift the La Liga this season, the 27-year old might be the first person the club turn to after the end of the next season. Do you think Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a good option to lead the Real Madrid side in the coming years?