Bale and Zidane

The 10 most likely strikers to join Real Madrid, according to the bookies

Are the BBC about to get going again?

There have been clear signs in recent days, that Real Madrid’s famed “BBC” strike force is about to get going again.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored three goals in his past two matches, including just his second La Liga goal of the season against Malaga on Saturday.

Karim Benzema also claimed three goals against APOEL in the Champions League and Malaga on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Gareth Bale is expected to play his first game this week in the Copa del Rey, as he returns from a long injury absence due to a calf injury.

Will Real Madrid sign a Galactico next summer?

In recent seasons, partly due to a transfer ban and the big spending of others, Real Madrid have not signed a true “Galactico”.

That seems set to change next summer and could well be coloured by how well players do at the World Cup.

Nevertheless, the bookies are already thinking ahead as to which striker is most likely to supplement the BBC.

Or, most likely replace one of Karim Benzema or Gareth Bale…

Harry Kane Kane & Sergio Aguero among most likely names for Real Madrid move

Real Madrid will look to add one blockbuster striker to their ranks next summer, and Ladbrokes reckon it could be Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero.

The Spanish giants reportedly want to add more firepower up-front and the bookies have responded by pricing up the 10 most likely strikers for a Bernabeu move.

Mauro Icardi is currently the most fancied forward to make the switch at even-money, although Harry Kane (3/1) and Sergio Aguero (5/2) are also among the frontrunners.

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez is a 4/1 shot for a shock move, while 7/2 says Neymar swaps Paris for Madrid before the end of the summer transfer window.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Spurs and City fans might will be biting their fingernails over the next few months with the odds suggesting Madrid are poised to make a move for their star strikers.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting on 10 most likely strikers to sign for Real Madrid (before end of summer transfer window)

Mauro Icardi – Evens
Sergio Aguero – 5/2
Andrea Belotti – 11/4
Harry Kane – 3/1
Neymar – 7/2
Alexis Sanchez – 4/1
Antoine Griezmann – 4/1
Robert Lewandowski – 5/1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5/1
Dries Mertens – 11/2

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