With the addition of Bellingham and expected to sign the current number 1 attacking star in the world – Mbappe, Los Blancos are building Galaxy 3.0 to be able to dominate back to European football in the near future. . So if there is another French striker to replace the recently departed Karim Benzema, how scary will Real’s squad be?
Here are 11 dream players of the starting lineup that Real Madrid Galacticos 3.0 version can launch in the first round of La Liga 2023/24 voted by Goal.
Courtois has been the goalkeeper of the season this season and is sure to continue to shine in that form for a few more years. To be able to dominate in the long term, Real also need to consider recruiting another goalkeeper with real potential to replace the Belgian at the right time.
With perfect reflexes, super footwork and extreme skill in catching penalties, Nantes’ Alban Lafont has the most Courtois-like profile. Los Blancos can study this goal to bring back the Bernabeu next time.
This season, Carvajal shows few signs of age. He also has only one year left on his contract with Real and Blancos will face a very difficult decision, whether he should stay at the Bernabeu or not.
In fact, if Carvajal stayed, he would be a very useful backup. Therefore, coach Carlo Ancelotti can boldly test Vinicius Tobias, the 19-year-old player who made a strong impression at the Ream youth team last season. In addition, Real are also considering signing Chelsea winger Reece James.
Militao has just gone through the last few tough rounds of the 2022/23 season, but overall his performance is convincing. That’s why he secured a starting spot with Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Carletto repeatedly hailed him as one of the best centre-backs in the world today. Moreover, Militao plays quite versatile, he can drift to the right. So with Militao, Ancelotti can let Real play 4 defenders or play a 3-man defense.
Antonio Rudiger or David Alaba?
Real can start with Rudiger or Alaba for this position. The Austrian is versatile, while the Germany international proves he can kill the best strikers in a one-on-one position.
Both are perfect options for Ancelotti at the moment. However, Real should also invest in one or two talented young midfielders. Josko Gvardiol or Kim Min-Jae are both suitable names.
Real was very wise when “requiring people” to succeed by bringing Fran Garcia back to the Bernabeu. In the summer of 2020, the 23-year-old matured player from Real’s youth academy moved to Vallecano on loan and was bought out a year later.
Garcia has had impressive performances, to establish himself as one of the best left-backs in La Liga 2022/23. Now, Los Blancos officially brought Garcia back, under a 4-year contract to compete for the left wing position with Ferland Mendy and… Eduardo Camavinga.
As both Toni Kroos and Luka Modric enter the twilight of their careers, the stage will be ceded to young talents like Camavinga. The French midfielder has not really found his best position at Real, but he has had impressive performances in the central midfield position.
In the 2023/24 season, with the rejuvenation of the squad, especially the midfield, Camavinga will certainly play more in the role of an 8.
Most likely Real will have to sell Federico Valverde to have money to recruit Mbappe. Therefore, it is very likely that Tchouameni will be filled in the position that Casemiro once held.
In the summer of 2022, the former Monaco midfielder was brought to the Bernabeu for 100 million euros to replace the Brazilian player. However, Tchouameni did not meet expectations because there was not much time to play. However, this season things will be different.
Giving the legendary number 5 shirt that Zinedine Zidane, Fernando Hiero or Fernando Redondo used to wear to Bellingham proves how big Real’s expectations are from the 19-year-old English midfielder.
But with what he has shown in the Dortmund shirt for the past 3 seasons, Bellingham shows that he can completely repeat at Los Blancos. The 19-year-old has scored 25 goals and assisted 26 times in 156 games for Dortmund.
Rodrygo is the most progressive player in Real Madrid in the 2022/23 season. The Brazilian has scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists for Real in all competitions, double that of the previous season.
Rodrygo’s strength is the ability to run intelligently, make timely and reasonable decisions to create maximum flexibility for the Los Blancos attack. Although he feels most comfortable with the position of No. 10 (attack), but it is undeniable that the 22-year-old player is one of the best wingers today.
Mbappe is not a true number 9. The 24-year-old striker himself was at odds with PSG because he was pushed to the center instead of his forte left wing. And if he plays on the left, he will take up Vinicius’ playing space.
But this is Carlo Ancelotti’s team, where the feeling of playing is more important than the actual position. Therefore, for Mbappe to maintain the most comfort is an extremely effective solution for him to lead the attack to maximum efficiency.
Mbappe’s versatility makes Vinicius still the first choice for the left striker position at Real. The Brazilian’s speed and slick dribbling technique can be combined with similar qualities of the French striker in Real’s lightning counter-attacks.
Vinicius himself also admits that he has no problem playing next to Mbappe, who has played very well in the central position at PSG since Edinson Cavani left in the summer of 2020.
The Italian military leader confirmed that he will stay at Real until the end of his contract. That is, Carletto will leave when the 2023/24 season ends. That means Real has a year with Ancelotti to rejuvenate the squad, laying the foundation for the coming long-term dominance.