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Real Madrid interested in 18-year-old striker dubbed as the ‘new Haaland’ – report

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If one were to discuss about the world’s most potent forward lines in football, Real Madrid would find themselves as one of the list toppers.

Karim Benzema has undoubtedly been the best striker over the past year and has struck up a terrifying partnership with Vinicius Jr in Los Blancos‘ attack. At the same time, one cannot forget Rodrygo Goes whose rise to prominence has been astronomical in the past year.

Add to that list Kylian Mbappe who is close to sealing a move to Real Madrid and the team’s potency in the final third goes through the roof. Needless to say, the Madrid based club’s attacking options seem to be stacked.

However, the one shortcoming in the department is the lack of a young and talented striker. While Benzema is indeed stacking goals, he is already 34 years of age and cannot go on for much longer.

Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic were both brought into the team in the hope of developing into world-class strikers. However, both the players have failed to live up to the expectations, forcing the club to look for other options.

According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid are interested in RB Salzburg talent Benjamin Sesko. At just 18-years of age, the Slovenian international promises over a decade of service with a very high ceiling.

The Slovenian has started eight games in the Bundesliga this season, scoring five goals and providing one assist. He averages just under one key pass per game and has created two big chances.

Sesko has been popularly called the ‘mini-Haaland’ by fans of the club and has not shied away from talking about the comparisons. When asked about his nickname, he said:

“Such comparisons motivate me and give me energy. They do not represent pressure. I will listen and learn so I can be even better than he is.”

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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