Can Renner help Zinedine Zidane win the La Liga?

Can Renner help Zinedine Zidane win the La Liga?

Real Madrid continued their search for subsequent Brazilian superstar with the capture of Reinier Jesus in January. The 18-year-old joined Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes who moved to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. The latter duo has since been integrated into the senior team despite being aged only 19. Vinicius made the headlines recently when he scored the primary goal to assist Madrid to beat their bitter rivals Barcelona in El Clasico.

That drew comparisons with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo once they were still at that age. Rodrygo has also made an impression for Zinedine Zidane's team scoring twice in eight starts. But the team's performance within the last month suggests there's a need for more. Los Blancos have won just twice in seven outings altogether competitions, losing fourfold. Two defeats within the last three La Liga matches to struggling Levante and Real Betis have left the side trailing Barcelona by two points within the title race.

This is due largely to the team's inability to score goals. Summer signings Eden Hazard and Luke Jovic have did not add firepower to the attack. For the previous Chelsea man, it's thanks to incessant injuries. The Serbian, on the opposite hand, has simply did not adapt to his new surroundings, leaving Karim Benzema with an important burden.

Centre-back Sergio Ramos has been the one to ease the pressure on the Frenchman adding five to his 14 league strikes. The likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez who were alleged to intensify are struggling. they need three goals between them in 21 games this season while Isco has scored just one occasion in 16 appearances.

The shortage of firepower upfront has an enormous effect on the team's ambition this term. Barcelona is now in control of the title race with 11 games to play. Having lost call at the Copa del Rey while trailing Manchester City 2-1 from the Champions League first leg, the campaign could endways a really disappointing note. rock bottom line is that Madrid needs help within the goalscoring department to save lots of the season.

Normally, the January transfer window provides a chance to usher in new legs mid-season. But we are in March. With the season winding down, Zidane must find an answer fast.

It could come from an unlikely source; Reinier.

The 18-year-old has experience in helping a team win the league despite his young age. He was a key figure for Flamengo back home in the last term. At only 17, he came in during the last half of the season to attain six important goals and found out another two in eight starts to assist the Brazilian side claim the domestic top-flight title. In fact, it had been his performance there that convinced the hierarchy at the Santiago Bernabeu to splash a reported £25.6 million to accumulate the teenager.

He was drafted into the club's 'B' team, Castilla after making the move in January. Playing under club legend Raul Gonzalez, the youngster is showing his quality already. With two goals and an assist in three games, he's leaving nobody unsure of his readiness for the large time. Madrid's key men have thus far performed below expectations. Benzema has scored just one goal in his last 12 appearances for the club. The likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Isco haven't made sufficient impact on the team's offensive play.

As an attacking midfielder who can act as a playmaker, Reinier could add some spice to the side by not only helping to make changes but also score. The team's midfield looked exhausted the last term because the side played second fiddle to Barca on the domestic scene and crashed out of Europe at the hands of Ajax.

It was largely blamed on the departure of former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. But the introduction of Federico Valverde has improved the side, adding stability within the middle of the park. Reinier can have an equal or better impact upfront and help spark a turnaround within the team's fortunes.

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