Newspaper As included Smolova on the short list of forwards for Real Madrid in January - Football

Newspaper As has compiled a short-list of attackers for Real, which could potentially strengthen the club’s attack during the winter transfer window.

The list includes five footballers: Fedor Smolov (Lokomotiv), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Bas Dost (Sporting) and Emiliano Sala (Nantes).

This list is not an insider, it is only the opinion of journalists, based on the price of the players, their situation in the club or on the interest of Real in the past.

The As editorial staff believes that Smolov is one of the most versatile players on the list, but in Lokomotiv, the two-time leading scorer of the Russian championship is not doing well, because the club and the fans would probably not mind his departure.

It is noted that the difficult economic situation in the country and the reluctance to strengthen competitors in Russia could push Lokomotiv to sell the striker to another championship, and Smolov himself would fit the style of the game of Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari.