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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 eyeing 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder as replacement for Manchester United target

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A week ago, the thought of Casemiro leaving Real Madrid would have been unfathomable. When Manchester United approached the player this week too, it was widely anticipated that the player would outright reject the possibility.

Yet, with every passing day, his departure is edging closer to reality. The Brazilian has been a flag-bearer in the club’s midfield for close to a decade and it will be difficult to replace him.

According to reports from AS, Los Blancos are already in the transfer market looking for possible replacements. At the moment, Bruno Guimaraes is the club’s first choice to strengthen the midfield.

The 24-year-old Brazilian has kept up his good form after signing for Newcastle United in January. In 19 appearances for the club, he has found the back of the net five times and has become an undisputed starter for the Magpies.

In his 17 league starts last season, Guimaraes averaged over ten defensive actions per game in addition to his six-goal contributions. Needless to say, he was a vital part of Newcastle’s resurgence in the latter part of the last season.

Manchester United are currently well placed to land Casemiro this summer and are ready to offer around €60 million for his services. They have also proposed a contract that would double the wages he earns on his current contract at Real Madrid.

Needless to say, Los Blancos‘ pursuit of Guimaraes depends heavily on Casemiro’s decision. A clearer picture of the situation should emerge in the coming days as Real Madrid and Manchester United progress talks on the veteran’s transfer.

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