Julen Lopetegui has reportedly made a request to Real Madrid for the club to bring in a new striker this season, with the Spaniard worried about his side’s lack of firepower in front of goal.
With Karim Benzema only managing to register five league goals in 32 appearances for the club last season, it’s clear to see that it maybe time for Real to think about bringing in a fresh face to replace the Frenchman.
This is a viewpoint that seems to be shared by the club’s manager Lopetegui, as Don Balon are noting that the former Spain boss has been asking the club to sign a new striker for a while now, and that he’s not too confident with his side’s ability to score goals.
It’s clear to see why Lopetegui wants the club to bring in a new main striker, as it was obvious last year just how poor Real have become in front of goal.
There were times this season just gone were Real looked like their usual selves going forward, however for a large amount of games, everyone could see that their attackers aren’t anywhere as clinical as they used to be.
Los Blancos missed a whole host of chances in games against sides such as Girona, Real Betis, Villarreal, Espanyol and Sevilla, all fixtures in which the club ended up losing.
Should they have had better options going forward, Real may have very well won, or at least drawn, all of these games, something that would’ve made the title race with rivals Barcelona look a lot closer than it ended up being.