Real Madrid has announced the departure of star forward and French star Karim Benzema from the club following the last season’s match of the season.
The striker made his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu outfit public after the final game of the La Liga season.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti stated that Benzema’s exit came as a shock as it was not expected at that point in time. Now the club must rally around to replace him (Benzema) in earnest.
With replacement needful for the Los Blancos side via Benzema’s exit from the club, allnigeriafootball.com reveals potential options that can be a replacement for the French star Karim Benzema.
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
The English star could be on his way out of the Spurs side for yet another season despite almost joining Manchester City last season as the case may be.
Kane was said to be keen to leave the London club but the arrival of Charismatic manager Antonio Conte convinced him to remain one more season at Tottenham Hotspur.
With Antonio Conte gone after being sacked by the club coupled with the fact that the season expectations were not met, Kane could be on his way out of the club this summer.
And Real Madrid could be an ideal destination for him since they would afford him the chance to win laurels and titles, especially with the fact that time and age are running out of him.
Kylian Mbappe (Paris-Saint Germain)
The young Frenchman may have enjoyed a high-profile collaboration with Brazil’s Neymar Santos Jr and Lionel Messi at PSG.
But with the South American duo unlikely to play for PSG next season, Mbappe could consider leaving the club at least this summer.
Playing alongside Leo Messi and Neymar could be an added incentive, especially for a player of Mbappe’s class.
But Messi moved to Inter Miami against all odds despite the interest from European giants for his services.
And coupled with the news making the rounds for Neymar in view of a possible move this summer, Real Madrid could have an ample chance to pounce on their prized target Mbappe this time around.
Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli)
The Nigerian star has been an outstanding figure in Europe this season in all ramifications. In the Serie A sect, he’s scored a total of 26 goals to his credit.
He inspired Napoli’s run to their first Serie A title in over three decades.
And his stock has risen in the market thus as he’s attracting huge interest from several top sides in Europe.
He would be a massive option to replace Veteran forward Karim Benzema, especially with his goal-scoring record and positive attitude on the pitch.
A move to Real Madrid wouldn’t be a bad Idea. Even Osimhen could be well placed to spot Benzema’s number 9 shirt at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea)
Another World class player that could come in as an Ideal predecessor for Karim Benzema is Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The former Arsenal star would provide quality up front while showing off his versatility in the front line. He’s a genuine goal-scorer.
And his experience and maturity could be valuable for Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti to build on for next season.
While he probably could exit the West London club following a dismal campaign at Stamford Bridge where he fell out with Chelsea boss (then) Graham Potter.
Aubameyang is likely to depart Chelsea this summer since it’s not looking like Mauricio Pochettino would love to walk with him at the club.
A move to Real Madrid could be possible, though Real Madrid could be looking for a long-term replacement which Aubameyang may not be due to his age.