As reports on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema swapping La Liga for the glamour of the Premier League continue to swirl, the image of the Frenchman donning the Arsenal shirt in a few weeks’ time is excitedly becoming more and more believable.
However, if Los Blancos really are willing to grant the Frenchman a transfer, there’s the small matter of who might take his place at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Have a read of five top replacements that Rafael Benitez might be considering in the final month of this summer’s transfer window…
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5. Fernando Llorente
If Los Blancos are searching for a cheap option to replace Benzema, Llorente should be their man.
Reports have suggested that he could cost less than £10m, but the only problem – and quite a significant one – is goals.
Llorente has struggled to maintain his form in front goal, hitting the back of the net on just seven occasions in Serie A last season, and could be considered a risk at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Nonetheless, with a mouth-watering number of goals guaranteed from Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Isco Suarez, his ability to hold up the ball may be all that Real require – and could therefore make him a steal this summer.