As Real Madrid endured a disappointing 2014/15 campaign with no silverware failing to build on their cup double of Copa del Rey and Champions League last year, changes were expected to be made by president Florentino Perez.
Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was given the boot and Spaniard Rafael Benitez took over as manager of the Galacticos. Assistant coach Paul Clement left to take charge of Derby County whilst footballing icon Zinedine Zidane remains on the coaching staff managing Real Madrid Castilla (B-team).
In terms of player exodus, there are constant rumours about Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club although this is believed to be more media hype than reality. Germany's Sami Khedira has been signed by Italian giants Juventus, loanee Javier Hernandez has gone back to Manchester United and Sergio Ramos reportedly wants to leave Madrid with Old Trafford.
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Brazilian defender Danilo has been the club's only signing so far with a £23 million move from Porto. The Madrid squad is extremely talented although last year's signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos failed to make the immediate impact that was expected, but they are both young and skilled enough to succeed with the Spanish giants.
Norwegian wonder-kid Martin Odegaard was signed in January and could feature in the first team next season but the 16-year-old was partly blamed for Castilla's downfall, after his debut the side went from being favourites for promotion to eventually finishing 6th in the Segunda Division B.
His mediocre performances and supposed £80,000-a-week salary fuelled jealousy within the squad who also witnessed the high profile signing train with the first team as Odegaard reportedly rejected to train with the B team on a number of occasions.
For a club that often has a large yearly turnover of staff and players, Real Madrid have been surprisingly loyal to striker Karim Benzema. The Frenchman works fantastically alongside Ronaldo and Bale often playing pivotal parts in creating opportunities for both men.
The 27-year-old faced a battle with Argentine Gonzalo Higuain for first team action a few seasons ago, despite scoring less Benzema remained at the club for his creativity, good work rate and assist making which has benefited many times in Cristiano Ronaldo's favour.
The forward has been a great servant to Madrid notching 87 La Liga goals from 188 appearances and 29 goals in the Champions League. But with Carlo Ancelotti given the sack it might not be that long before Benzema says goodbye to the Bernabeu. As good of a footballer he is, when it comes to chance conversion the former Lyon star is often wasteful.
Now with Real Madrid looking to try and compete with FC Barcelona's attacking front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, there is really only one other striker that can match their credentials. Look no further than Sergio 'Kun' Aguero.
Aguero, The Perfect Signing?
The 27-year-old Argentine has been a huge success with Manchester City in the Premier League. Last season's top scorer with 26 goals, Aguero has produced majestic performances in England since his arrival to the Etihad Stadium in 2011 and has proven he is one of the best strikers in the world.
A two time title and League Cup winner, 'Kun' has been part of some historic moments with Manchester City and if the Galacticos want to challenge for honours next season Aguero is the perfect fit.
He has experience playing in Spain before for rivals Atletico Madrid, is strong, has a fantastic work rate, scores regularly and links up well with other forwards. A front three of Bale, Ronaldo and Aguero would definitely challenge Barcelona's attack.
Injuries in the past have harmed the Aguero's consistency but after his 2014/15 there have been no signs of wear and tear or fatigue.
The styles of Benzema and Aguero are extremely different and despite his success at Madrid now may be the time for a change up front. The work rate of the World Cup finalist will benefit Bale and Ronaldo, and his creativity could have a similar impact to that of Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.
After such a fantastic career in England now would be the perfect time for Aguero to solidify his status as one of the best players in the world by joining the biggest football club in the world......Real Madrid C.F.
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