Real Madrid have suffered all kinds of struggles to start the season both on and off the pitch. The lack of a consistent starting 11, bad managerial decisions that have cost them games and poor individual performances have hurt their title chances early on as Los Blancos currently are six points behind the league leaders Barcelona.
None of those problems, however, has been bigger than the striker situation.
Gonzalo Higuain left Santiago Bernabeu this summer and it seemed like Karim Benzema was going to be the no. 1 choice going forward in the striker role. But, his poor performances this season caused him to lose his place in the starting lineup and now Florentino Perez is actively looking for a new player to replace him as early as January.
The one that seems closest to arrive is none other than Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan striker started the season on an absolute tear. He scored three goals this past weekend and now has six in only four games since returning from a suspension. His partnership with Daniel Sturridge is one of the best the Reds have had in recent years, but all those things might not be enough to keep him at Anfield Road for a long time.
The former Ajax star was already close to landing at Real Madrid this summer, but the elevated price tag asked by Liverpool was too much for Los Blancos. However, now that Perez already signed Gareth Bale, he’s reportedly willing to spend and Suarez already said he’d like to join Los Merengues if they submit an offer.
The constant issues off the pitch are also a factor as Suarez would like to be somewhere else as he feels he’s often criticized by the English press.
All these signs point to the fact that a move could be closer than ever. Real Madrid should take advantage of all the signs and submit a bid as soon as possible. A trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Suarez and Bale would be enough to turn the poor season around.