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.”
Real Madrid, Barcelona interested in €30 million-rated Serie A midfielder – report
Replacing Luka Modric is a task Real Madrid’s administration better not attempt. After all, finding a like-for-like replacement for a world-class player who defined an era is close to impossible.
The Croat himself, however, has always held high regard for his compatriot Marcelo Brozovic. The Inter Milan player possesses a profile that highly interests Los Blancos and Carlo Ancelotti.
Brozovic has been on the transfer lists of several European clubs in the current transfer window. Of them, Barcelona have been mentioned as a strong candidate.
Though Nerazzurri were initially reluctant to let the midfielder go, Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport report that Inter Milan are now prepared to take that step at the end of the season.
The Italian management understands that the manager has modes to cope without Brozovic and that the time is right to move on with economic compensation.
One of the biggest names in the race to sign him, according to the source, is Real Madrid. Given that he has a contract until 2026 in Italy, the European Champions will have to shell out at least €30 million for his services, a figure that Inter feel he should be valued at.
The Merengues are not alone in the race for Brozovic. Barcelona are back in the equation as they see him as an ideal replacement for their captain Sergio Busquets.
The third European giants interested in the 30-year-old Croatian international are Chelsea. Juventus also wanted to try their luck too but were forced to back out after their recent sanctions.
It remains to be seen if Real Madrid can afford the €30 million tag in the summer given their interest in Jude Bellingham. Close to €150 million of their budget will be frozen on the Englishman, and spending more on another midfielder may not be warranted.