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Can Mourinho solve Real's striker crisis?

José Mourinho has a conundrum. It is not a new issue; the Portuguese manager identified a gap in the squad when he arrived at Real Madrid last summer, and the number nine-shaped hole still exists. A striker to cover for Gonzalo Higuaín and Karim Benzema was on Mourinho's list of priorities but was ignored by the board. Months later, with Higuaín out of action until April or May, and Benzema having scored just one league goal all season, the issue has become a pressing one.

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