Real Madrid are trying to make a lot of sales right now, but it’s like, they’re trying to sell players that nobody really wants. Marco Asensio, Mariano, Dani Ceballos, Borja Mayoral are all players that the club doesn’t have any use for, but apparently, no one else does, either.

That can be said for three of the players on that list, but, the fourth one – Borja Mayoral – is on his way out of Real Madrid.

According to Mario Cortegana and Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid finally have an agreement in principle with Getafe in place over the sale of Borja Mayoral. The club will receive 10 million euros once the deal is completed.

Real Madrid cannot go another season with Mariano as Benzema’s back-up

I’ve talked about Real Madrid trying an experiment with Hazard as a false nine, which was in place against Barcelona. The experiment went horribly wrong, but it’s only one half of football, so there is potential to improve.

But if it doesn’t go well, then Real Madrid would be once again stuck with Mariano as the only pure back-up to Benzema.

Mariano, simply put, is not good enough. But I am not even thinking about signing a young striker, because that will take away the minutes that the young player would need.

Instead, if Real Madrid go for a veteran striker like Edin Dzeko, things could get interesting. He could do the job for a season or two, and his experience would mean he’s not cold when it matters most. His age would mean Dzeko wouldn’t ask for a bigger role on a championship team.

Look at what Barcelona are doing. Their starting striker is Robert Lewandowski, who is backed up by another quality striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

It doesn’t always have to be a young striker to be back-up to a player like Benzema, and it also doesn’t have to be experiments. Players like Dzeko would be solid, and it’s time Real Madrid look at this.