Real Madrid has struggled to win trophies against Barcelona in recent seasons. Los Blancos is constantly buying new players and managers in an attempt to be the best. Here are eleven players they could consider buying to win trophies.
GK: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
The German national team keeper is ranked one of the greatest keepers of this generation and the next generation. Being in his mid-twenties Neuer is capable of being a great player for many more years.
LB: Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Original a winger, Jordi Alba was switched to wingback and made a breakthrough in Spain’s Euro 2012 triumph. Alba transferred to Barcelona in 2012, where he spent time playing as a youth player. He has fitted in perfectly at left-back and helped Barcelona take a commanding lead in the Spanish league.
CB: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Since joining the Old Lady in 2010, Bonucci has become a key player in the strong defence that won the 2011-12 league-cup double. He is not only strong at defending, but highly capable of beginning the attack with great passes from the back. Bonucci was also a member of Italy’s Euro 2012 defence.
CB: Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)
United’s current captain has proven over the last few seasons to be one of the best centre-back in Europe. Vidic is a two time winner of the Premier League player of the Year.
RB: Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund)
The Polish-right back really came to everyone’s attention with the league-cup double wining Borussia Dortmund of 2011-12. Piszczek is strong in defence and good at bringing the ball forwards up the wings to assist in attack.
DM: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
The German international is not only one of the best current midfielders, but one of the best current footballers in all of Europe. Schweinsteiger has won five Bundesliga titles, five German cups and two league cups with Bayern Munich. His football skills are complimented by his ability to read the game that makes him a deadly central midfielder.
DM: David Luiz (Chelsea)
Luiz began his football career in Brazil as a defensive midfielder, but was moved into the central defender role. It has recently become obvious that he is perhaps better adapted to his original midfield position, and has been deployed there a number of times by Benitez at Chelsea. His tackling ability and strong dribbling skills could develop Luiz into one of the best central-midfielder in the seasons ahead.
LM: Leo Messi (Barcelona)
It is that simple, Madrid could buy all these other players but without Messi they are not guaranteed any trophies. Not only would they have the four times Ballon d’Or winner in their squad, but arch-rivals Barcelona would not. However unlikely it is that the Messiah may make the switch, it has been done before by Luis Figo, Laudrup, Eto’o, Ronaldo, and even Di Stefano almost did it.
CAM: Mario Goetze (Borussia Dortmund)
Dortmund’s number 10 has been a transfer target for a number of big clubs, including Real Madrid. The young German has great skill and technique as well as excellent creativity. Goetze has the potential to become one of the greatest footballers of his generation.
RM: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Hazard has been nothing short of impressive since joining the Londoners in 2012. The Belgium forward possess impressive speed, ability and understanding of the game. Still quite young, Hazard should have a number of impressive seasons ahead of him.
ST: Neymar (Santos)
The young Brazilian is the only player in this list not currently playing in Europe. Many have compared him to Brazilian and Santos legend Pele, who in turn claims Neymar will be better than Messi. His explosive power and excellent shooting ability has seeNm him linked with many top European clubs, including Real Madrid.