Real Madrid: Joselu and nothing else… for now
ANDhe real Madrid has made official yesterday the signing of Joselu and today to be presented in Valdebebas. It is the return of a youth player who initially comes to occupy the place that he leaves Mariano Diaz. What remains to be determined now is whether it will be the last signing to go through the press room or there will be more. There is plenty of time, but everything indicates that it could be the last reinforcement. This would imply that despite the losses of Benzema, the team’s top scorer since the departure of Cristiano and last Ballon d’Or, and that of Asensio, the club trusts that it will be enough artillery to face the season. Hazard is the other way out in attack but it was not in the plans.
Carlo Ancelotti will thus be able to count on a new substitute striker who joins Vinicius, Rodrygo, Brahim and Valverdewho already last season has played more in the line of three above than in the midfield, so the next season with more reason given the lack of troops.
Madrid’s idea, in principle, is to wait for Mbapp until his contract ends in June 2024 and come free after the forward himself has already transmitted to PSG his will not to renew until 2025 in the controversial letter. In short, the plan drawn up by the Frenchman will fit like a glove to what the white club wants, little supporter a priori of disbursing an astronomical amount to PSG for a transfer no matter how much the French club wants to put him on the market and listen to offers.
Good figures from Joselu
For his part, Joselu, born in stuttgart (Germany) in 1990, he left Espanyol after the Barcelona club was relegated to the Second Division despite the remarkable season of the striker, who scored 17 goals in the League. Figures only surpassed at Real Madrid in the 22-23 season by Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.
The striker knows that he will have to fight for a place, but he is optimistic and for good reason. If Madrid does not go after Mbapp this year and definitively rule out Kane, the reality is that he will be the only pure center forward and his competitor will be Rodrygowho made nine last season when Karim was not there and that in principle will be the reference. The other false nine was Asensio, but he is going to PSG.