At Real Madrid they are not giving up in their search for a striker to expand the merengue team’s meager roster of forwards for the coming seasons. Juni Calafat could have the answer.
The head of Madrid scouting could have found the key to strengthening the squad for next season. The Valdebebas offices are still looking for a galactic signing in attack, whose name seems to be Kylian Mbappé.
However, the arrival of Bondy’s attacker as a free agent cannot be taken for granted: the merengue managers are looking for different ‘plans B’ and evaluating his relevance.
One of the strikers who has gone most unnoticed since last summer’s transfer market closed without major signings in the last third of the field is Lautaro Martínez.
At least that’s how it has been in the Valdebebas offices , since the Inter striker has started the 23/24 season in style. Many feared that Inter Milan would be unable to replicate the success they had with Romelu Lukaku as ‘9’, but expectations have been completely exceeded .
Thus, the Nerazzurri ‘s Argentine ’10’ has become the total leader of the dressing room both on and off the pitch.
Wearing the captain’s armband, Lautaro Martínez has sought and created the perfect partnership with Marcus Thuram to take Inter Milan to the top of Serie A and leave them in a good position in their Champions group .
The statistics offered by this attacking pair are scandalous : with 20 goal participations , they are the most prolific offensive duo in the two months that we have been in the season, far surpassing other attacking duos such as the one composed of Jude Bellingham and Joselu.
Thanks to numbers like these, Juni Calafat sees the reintroduction of Lautaro Martínez as a possible ‘plan B’ more justified every day in case Kylian Mbappé refuses to wear the white jersey next summer.
If Real Madrid wants to acquire the Argentine striker, the operation will be expensive and laborious. The connection between Lautaro and Inter has been greatly strengthened in the last two seasons and the failed attempt to sign him last summer has greatly influenced the Albiceleste striker’s desire not to leave Italy in the short term.
Source: Defensa Central