The Spanish newspaper “AS” revealed that the Real Madrid dressing room is concerned after the departure of captain Karim Benzema to Al Ittihad Jeddah, and considers that the arrival of a great player to the team this summer is the ideal solution to compensate for the goals of the French star.
Benzema moved to Al-Ittihad Jeddah last week after a busy career with Real Madrid, as he led him last season to achieving the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the King’s Cup, by scoring 31 goals in all competitions.
The newspaper said: Real Madrid players are pressing to contract with a great player to replace Benzema’s departure and avoid any problems in the next season, while Florentino Perez’s administration excludes contracting with the strongest name currently proposed, which is English Harry Kane, who will turn 30 next month.
The newspaper cited the speech of Nacho Fernandez, the new captain of Real Madrid, after the departure of Benzema, who gave an interview to the famous “El Sheringito” program on Monday, in which he said: An important player like Karim is gone, and today we need goals. I think that signing Kane this summer and next year. With Mbappe it would be appropriate.
And about that, “AS” said: “Nacho publicly showed his concern, because he is the current leader, who witnessed what happened in Real Madrid after Ronaldo’s departure in 2018 and his failure to replace him, as he was coached by 3 coaches that season (Lopetegui, Solari and Zidane) and lost the league by a large margin from the champion Barcelona.” And he was eliminated from the Champions League in the final price, with a severe loss against Ajax Amsterdam 4-1.