Real Madrid are desperate to strengthen their striking department in January before the team enters the crucial period of the season. Currently Karim Benzema is the only genuine senior center forward and they have set sights on English Premier League’s deadliest strikers Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane.
Both Vardy and Kane are in terrific form for their respective clubs Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur this season and are heavily linked with the likes of Chelsea and Man United.
At Real Madrid they want a striker who has not appeared in this season’s UEFA Champions league, so that they can register the player for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Jamie Vardy, who recently broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record after scoring in 11 consecutive matches in the Premier League is the league’s current top scorer with 14 goals so far this season. The England international has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the recent weeks.
Vardy, who turns 29-years-old next month looks like a more viable option for the Los Blancos and may still cost any potential suitors at least 30 million pounds.
The pursuit of Harry Kane, meanwhile, would require a substantially huge investment even to persuade Tottenham to sit down and negotiate. He is considered as a key figure in Mauricio Pocchetino’s set up at White Hart Lane and is an will be an integral element in Spur’s achieving their ambitions this season.
Furthermore, Mauricio Pochettino recently admits that he would like to add another striker in the January transfer window to help Harry Kane. The 22-year old England international has enough interested parties from English Premier League which again consist of Chelsea and Man United.
On the other hand, the La Liga giants are also interested in Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski and Alvaro Morata of Juventus, but these two may be only available at the end of the current season.
But the recent reports of a FIFA investigation of transfer irregularities may force Real Madrid to act swiftly. If the ruling goes against them, they will be banned from registering new players for two transfer windows taking it until the end of January 2017.
It is not just the striking department they want to strengthen in January as they are also looking to buy a quality left-back to complement Marcelo. They have shortlisted six players with Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno and Ricardo Rodríguez from Wolfsburg appears to be in the top of the list.