In search of a replacement for Karim Benzema, whose contract expires next June, Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid, seems to have made his choice.
At 35 years old, Karim Benzema is slowly approaching the exit door at Real Madrid. Even though a contract extension, which expires on June 30th, is being discussed, the French striker should not expect to have much playing time next season, as suggested by his coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“Young players will have more importance. And for Modric, Benzema, Nacho, and Carvajal, things will come to an end the day they no longer play for this team,” stated the Italian coach during a press conference. Humiliated by Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final (0-4) on Wednesday evening, the Madrid club is already preparing for a transformation, particularly in the center-forward position.
Real Madrid Transfer Market: Harry Kane as a replacement for Karim Benzema?
Paris Saint-Germain can breathe a sigh of relief for the upcoming summer transfer window: Real Madrid will not attempt to recruit Kylian Mbappé. In search of a new center-forward to succeed Karim Benzema, the Merengues have set their sights on Harry Kane. According to the newspaper AS, the signing of the English international is even the priority for Florentino Pérez this summer.
With one year left on his contract with Tottenham, the 29-year-old striker wants a change of scenery, and his name has recently been associated with Paris Saint-Germain, who also wants to attract a top number 9 to accompany Kylian Mbappé up front. However, reaching an agreement with Spurs won’t be easy as they are demanding no less than 100 million euros for Harry Kane. It’s worth noting that Manchester United is also positioning itself to acquire the compatriot of Marcus Rashford in the coming weeks.