How Will Real Madrid’s Attack Look After the Signings of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic?

Real Madrid have started the Summer transfer window very well securing the big money signings of Eden Hazard from Chelsea FC for £100m and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic for £60m. As they look to sell Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez, they will have a completely new-look attack in the 2019/20 season with options such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Karim Benzema, Vinicus Jr and Isco competing for the front three positions.

As Real Madrid are looking for a midfielder this Summer, they’re unlikely to make another transfer in the attacking department so they’ll be going into next season with the options they currently have. They’ve been linked with other forward options such as Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe but with the French club unwilling to sell, they’ll have to look elsewhere.

Midfield options that the club have been looking at are Tottenham’s Danish attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. Both of these players will cost a minimum of £100m each but Real Madrid will hope to sweeten either deal by offering Gareth Bale as part of the exchange.

Going through Real Madrid’s attacking options next season, they will have good depth in every one of their front three positions. Starting at left wing, Belgian Eden Hazard will be starting in this spot for the majority of next season following his big-money move from Chelsea FC. 18-year-old Brazilian sensation Vinicius Jr will hope to push Eden Hazard in this position as he’ll likely play in this position in La Liga games when Hazard is rested.

At striker, it is yet to be seen whether young £60m man Luka Jovic will be the starter for big Champions League games or whether manager Zidane will go for fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema for the experience in big games. In the right-wing berth, Real Madrid has the option of moving Vinicius Jr there or exploring the possibility of keeping Welshman Gareth Bale at the club. Alternatively, Isco could play at right wing as he offers something different to the fast wingers that Real Madrid are used to.

Young Spanish attacker Brahim Diaz was signed in January 2019 from Manchester City for a reported £17.5m fee. He could be thrown in the mix next season with Zidane exploring different combinations in the attack. Unless they are sold, Real Madrid could look at options such as Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz and possibly even James Rodriguez who has been on loan at Bayern Munich for the past two seasons.

The sales will depend on how desperate Real Madrid and manager Zinedine Zidane are to land any more incoming transfers this summer and whether the club will need to free up funds. Whatever happens, the club will have a world-class front three next season and will definitely compete for the UEFA Champions League, alongside competing for the La Liga trophy with FC Barcelona.

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