The European champions have reportedly identified Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku as a replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.
Even though Karim Benzema played an important role for Real Madrid in winning three Champions League titles in a row, the Los Blancos are reportedly fed up of the French forward’s horrendous misses in front of goal. The misfiring striker is on top of the list of players that are set to depart the Santiago Bernabeu this summer with quite a few top strikers ready to take up Benzema’s spot.
Madrid has been linked with Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski as the Polish striker wants out of the Allianz Arena in the summer in order to win the elusive Champions League. However, Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has been grabbing headlines of late with some impressive and attractive performances for the Premier League side.
Lukaku On Madrid’s Radar
According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo wants to reunite with his former club Manchester United before the 33-year-old winger hangs his boots. And the Spanish giants are willing to offer the Portuguese talisman in order for Romelu Lukaku to head to the Bernabeu.
Although, United are not prepared to sell the Belgian international as he is vital to Jose Mourinho’s plans at Old Trafford. The 25-year-old had a rather difficult start to life at Manchester ever since making a massive switch from Merseyside club Everton but has shown his ability and strength to become one of the best strikers on the planet.
There is also talk of Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United in order for Gareth Bale with United and Madrid hoping to come to an agreement with each other.
I think that a deal which would bring Lukaku to Real Madrid would actually favor the Los Blancos because he is slowly but surely proving that he is more than capable of handling the big stage and seeks attention. Also, he would be an upgrade to Benzema.