When Killian Mbabane Last week, with the signing of a new three-year contract to stay in Paris Saint-Germain, one club in Europe was most impressed. Real Madrid had pinned all their transfer hopes on convincing the 23-year-old striker of a free transfer this summer, so they did not attack Borussia Dortmund. Erling Holland, Allowed him to agree a € 60 million deal with Manchester City. (Although some reports suggested that the Netherlands was reluctant to wait Karim Benzema Retire to become the club’s first striker.)
Mbabane’s decision puts the La Liga champions at a crossroads. Are they now using the money they set aside for his salary – and remember that Madrid were prepared to spend € 200 million on his transfer in January, as their financial situation suffered less from the COVID-19 pandemic than others? Seen – on a different goal? Or are they trying to find a cheap striker until they can launch a new attack to attract Mbabane?
Real Madrid will definitely have to find help for 34-year-old Benzema before next season because Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic He has played only 24 games and scored two goals between them. Madrid won La Liga and the Champions League, but next year may be a tougher challenge without attracting some people.
Monaco AS midfielder Orlean Chowman (€ 80 million) and Chelsea center-back Antonio Rudiger (Free) is expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer, but here are a few options that Real Madrid may want to consider in the summer, but Mbabane has ruled them out.
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A superstar ready
محمد صلاحLiverpool – 100 million euros
Not a center-forward like Benzema, but Salah’s ability to score from the right wing (he has scored 31 goals in 50 games this season) makes him one of the best players in the world. The 29-year-old has a contract that expires in 2023, and although he has previously stated that he will stay at Anfield next season, he will remain associated with a major transfer until he signs new terms. With Vinicius Jr. On the left, Benzema in the center and Salah on the right, the Madrid attack will be one of the best attacks in history.
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich – 40 million euros
The 33-year-old wants to leave the German club this summer after spending the last eight seasons in Munich. With 50 goals in 46 games this season, he has shown no sign of slowing down and has been in close contact with Barcelona. Madrid could have kidnapped their rivals, and although Lewandowski will not be a long-term solution, he is at a high level.
Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur – 150 million euros
Probably the same player that Real Madrid would have chosen after Mbabane, but Tottenham will play hard because of their captain’s transfer fee, and the club can now offer him Champions League football next season. However, the 28-year-old is tired of winning trophies and his contract expires in 2024, so it may not be long before he leaves.
A future star
Darwin NunesBenfica – 80 million euros
With 34 goals in 41 games for Benfica this season, Nunes has become famous in Europe and is one of the most popular young players in the world. The Uruguayan international has an unconventional style as a central striker but uses his speed and movement to use the transfer. The 22-year-old likes to play regularly, so his playing time should be well managed with Benzema.
Rafael Leo, AC Milan – € 80 million
According to reports, the Portuguese national team player transferred 120 million euros to Madrid, despite having a 150 million euro termination clause. Most likely, if Milan received an offer of around 80 million euros, they would probably release the 22-year-old player. Leo, a left winger who can also play as a center-forward, has scored 14 goals and 12 assists in 42 Serie A titles in 42 games this season, but Madrid can count on his versatility and ability to improve in the year. Future use.
امین گویریNice – 40 million euros
After attending Lyon’s famous youth academy, Guerrero made his stylistic comparisons with Benzema, making his debut in the first team as a teenager and representing France. His time in Lyon was partly fruitless due to an ACL injury and he went to Nice in 2020 for around € 7 million. But he has improved this season with 12 goals and 10 assists in 43 games in all competitions. The 22-year-old is proud of his agility, movement and eyes towards the goal. He enjoyed learning from Benzema, while not expecting to be replaced immediately.
Andrik, Palmeiras – 60 million euros
No player is too young to move to Madrid, and the 15-year-old Brazilian signed his first professional contract last week with a € 60 million release clause. He continues to enlighten Brazil with his performance, but Madrid will have to wait until the age of 18 to complete the transfer due to FIFA rules.
A safe option
Serge GonaberiBayern Munich – 60 million euros
Gonaber, who has long struggled with a player who struggled at Arsenal between 2012 and 2016, has become a superstar at Bayern, but is trying to reach a new deal. The 26-year-old right winger is a key member of the first team, scoring 17 goals and 10 assists in 45 games this season, but his contract expires in 2023 and Madrid can reach an agreement.
Riyadh MehrzMan City – 40 million euros
The 31-year-old’s contract expires in 2023 and could be available for around € 40 million with his team-mate at City. Rahim Sterling He has also been reportedly unhappy with his playing time and could probably be persuaded to try a new challenge for € 80 million. One of the two will most likely leave the UAE and Madrid can take advantage of this.
Alexander LacazetteArsenal – Free
Lacazette’s contract with Arsenal expires this summer and he will not sign a new contract, which means that Madrid can make a deal for themselves. The French international is still just 30 years old and has a lot of experience, while he has scored 71 goals in 206 games for the club. Lacazette is versatile in forward positions and will probably act as a Benzema supporter if he means playing in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United – € 20 million
Ronaldo’s return home left Madrid for Juventus in 2018, but he could return to the Bernabeu after watching Manchester United’s problems throughout the season. The 37-year-old has scored 24 goals in 39 games, and although United have conceded goals, they may be considering the best time to keep working and focus on rebuilding their squad.
Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid – € 40 million
Griezmann is still a Barcelona player, but Atletico have made a € 40 million commitment to sign him permanently in the summer of 2023. If you play more than 50% of the games During his loan spell, however, it has been reported that Atletico do not want the 31-year-old, so he may return to Barcelona this summer. The Catalans can transfer him to their Madrid rivals in a controversial but potentially effective deal.
Luis SuarezAtletico Madrid – Free
He may be 35, but Suarez scored 13 goals in 35 games for Atletico last season and did not want to leave this summer. The Uruguayan national team player can stay in Madrid for another season, but if he wants to join Barcelona, he must give up his dependence on Barcelona.