Real Madrid Urged to Secure Striker Following Benzema’s Departure

December 4, 2023 7:07 am

The departure of Karim Benzema from Real Madrid earlier this season has left a gaping hole in the squad’s attacking force. The 33-year-old Joselu, although impressive, is a temporary solution being on loan from Espanyol. Hence, the pressing need for a long-term replacement.

Suggestions and speculations abound about who could fill Benzema’s shoes. High-profile names like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe hover at the top of the list. Football legend Gianfranco Zola weighed in on this, highlighting potential candidates for the role. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive La Liga odds from Nextbet. 

Zola mentioned, “I might choose Mbappe, given his talent and personality, he is the right fit, but he is more of a winger than an outright striker, so in my opinion, in the outright striker position, Haaland or Osimhen would be better.” 

He viewed Victor Osimhen as a compelling fit for the Madrid side, hinting that securing Osimhen might be a more feasible task than acquiring Haaland.

However, the scenario surrounding Osimhen’s future at Napoli remains uncertain. The Nigerian striker played a pivotal role in Napoli’s Serie A triumph last season, sparking intense interest from various clubs. Reports suggest Chelsea eyeing Osimhen as their primary target in the striker hunt.

Real Madrid faces stiff competition in acquiring the 24-year-old’s services. With Chelsea gearing up to pursue Osimhen as their main target, the battle for his signature is poised to intensify.

The upcoming transfer windows could see significant movements, with Osimhen’s potential exit from Napoli creating anticipation. His departure, whether in January or next summer, seems plausible given the mounting interest from top European clubs.

For Real Madrid, the quest for a formidable striker continues. The uncertainty surrounding Osimhen’s future poses an intriguing possibility, leaving fans eager to witness the next chapter in the club’s pursuit of a long-term striking solution. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports