At Real Madrid there is still a lot of thought about hiring a top forward for the next tournament, taking into account that both Luka Jovic and Mariano Díaz, have been given plenty of opportunities and have not managed to generate a great impact in the team. However, the priorities of the French coach are very clear even if there is the possibility of a bomb transfer during the next month, which would be to keep the forward Karim Benzema who so far seems untouchable in the team.
The French forward is undoubtedly in the best moment of his career, as he has very positive numbers that support Zidane's decision to keep him in the team. Last season, Benzema scored 27 goals in all competitions, this season he is very close to surpassing that number, as he has 12 goals in the 18 games played. So far Benzema has played practically all the minutes in which he has been available to coach Zinedine Zidane who has not disappointed at all.
Something very important to mention is that Benzema has been a key player in the comeback during the group stage of the Champions League and in the team's 5 consecutive victories in the League, which placed Real Madrid in first place along with Atletico de Madrid. Another infallible fact of the French attacker that has made Zidane have full confidence in him keeping him in the team this season and in those that follow, is that the forward has achieved his best goal-per-minute average in the last five seasons, something that cannot be put aside.
The departure of Benzema's substitutes during the winter market could lead to the arrival of another forward center to Real Madrid, since another emblematic player such as Cristiano Ronaldo has been seeking for a long time. The plan of the French coach Zinedine Zidane to continue keeping the indisputable Karim Benzema will remain intact for the second half of the season, speaking about in terms of reinforcements during the transfer market, regardless of Florentino Pérez's wishes to get Kylian Mbappé or Mohamed Salah, who sees himself further away from Liverpool.