Real Madrid target Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window as a backup striker. The Los Blancos are struggling to find an alternative option to Karim Benzema, who has been in and out of the team this season. Dzeko has been performing well for Inter Milan this season, as the Bosnian striker has stepped up after Lukaku’s injury. Even at 36, Dzeko is delivering consistently and has the experience of playing in the top leagues in Europe. His contract will end this summer, and Inter are ready to offer him a contract renewal.
Dzeko has settled in Inzaghi’s system perfectly and has delivered when called upon. However, he no longer has the pace to run behind the defense, and the offer runs. So, the former AS Roma striker drops and creates space for his teammates to run into. Also, he is excellent in link-up play and gives numerical superiority by getting involved in the build-up. So the Nerazzurri are planning to extend his contract by the end of the transfer window. However, if Real Madrid comes knocking on the door, the former Man City striker could be tempted to move.
Real Madrid target Edin Dzeko as Benzema’s backup
The Ballan d’Or winner could not represent his national team at the World Cup. Real Madrid have tried Asensio and Rodrygo at the front in a false nine role. However, they have achieved little to no success. Hazard and Mariano have failed to deliver according to expectations, so Madrid are looking to sign a striker soon.
Edin Dzeko has been an underrated striker in this generation, as he has performed consistently in Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, in Premier League with Manchester City, and Serie A with AS Roma and now Inter. A move to Real Madrid will add La Liga to his profile. Hence, the experience of playing in the top four leagues. Or, he could stay at Inter till the summer and move to the Spanish giants on a free transfer.