According to CalcioMercatoWeb (h/t HITC), Real Madrid wants to sign Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko in January.
The 36-year-old is nearing the end of his San Siro contract. Given his age, it’s hard to imagine the Nerazzurri giving him a long-term contract. As a result, Real Madrid, who are likely looking for a new striker, may consider making a cheap move in January.
Los Blancos defeated Real Valladolid 2-0 under the captaincy of Karim Benzema, who scored both goals in his return from injury. The 35-year-old, on the other hand, has suffered a significant number of injuries this season and even missed the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to injury. Therefore, Carlo Ancelotti of Madrid would be wise to add yet another high-quality striker to the front line.
In the absence of Benzema, the Italian manager can utilize Rodrygo and Marco Asensio as false nine. Additionally, Mariano Diaz serves as a backup, but the player has yet to persuade Ancelotti of this.
This season, the international from the Dominican Republic has only played 20 minutes in La Liga. Dzeko, on the other hand, has demonstrated his worth in England, Germany, and Italy.
During his time at Manchester City, where he won two Premier League titles, he scored 72 goals and provided 38 assists in 189 games. He had ten assists and scored 26 league goals for VfL Wolfsburg in the 2008-09 season, which remains the club’s only Bundesliga title to date.
In 22 games across all competitions, Dzeko has scored ten times and provided four assists. On January 4, he scored the winning goal in Inter’s 1-0 victory over Napoli, the leaders in Serie A.
The Real Madrid manager makes his decision regarding Toni Kroos’s contract. Like Dzeko, Real Madrid has a veteran player in Kroos who could leave the club at the end of the season.
The German midfielder might even consider quitting. At this time, it is unclear whether the 33-year-old will renew his contract with Los Blancos.
Ancelotti recently spoke to reporters about the contract situation of the former Bayern Munich midfielder:
“He is quite certain about it, and he will be very clear in the following month. As a football fan, it is impossible to imagine that he will retire. He has stated that he wants to retire at Real Madrid, so I believe he will continue.”
In 19 games this season, Kroos has scored once and contributed four assists.