It’s fair to say that Real Madrid’s summer transfer window wasn’t one that most of the club’s fans would’ve wanted.
With the club having sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, it was obvious that Los Blancos needed to bring in a replacement for the forward is they were to push on all fronts this season.
Signing a star like Mohamed Salah or Eden Hazard would’ve given the club an ideal replacement for the Portuguese sensation, however the club failed to get a big-name signing like that over the line.
The club did bolster their options in other areas, however despite this, their fans may feel a bit let down by the club’s inability to land a ‘Galactico’ transfer.
So, following their transfer activity this window, we’ve decided to see just how Los Blancos could line-up the season ahead.
With Real signing Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea for €35M (fee as per AS), it seems like the club are going to have two world class shot-stoppers to pick from this season.
The Belgian looks like he’s going to have to battle Keylor Navas for a starting spot between the sticks for Real this season, a battle either goalkeeper will be hoping they win.
Our bet, considering how much they spent on him, would be for Courtois to eventually claim the number one spot for Real, with Navas getting a few games here and there in the Copa Del Rey and La Liga.
Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo are some of the best players in the world in their positions, so it’d be massively surprising to see any of them benched by the club this year.
One spot in Real’s defence that looks to be contested this season is right-back.
Alvaro Odriozola joined the club this summer in a €40M deal as per the Daily Mail, and it looks like he could be set to battle Dani Carvajal in the race to be named as the club’s primary right back for the season ahead.
The 22-year-old has all the characteristics to be a solid right back for Los Blancos in the future, it just remains to be seen whether he will be able to secure a starting spot in the club’s side over Carvajal this campaign.