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Real Madrid superstar rates €60 million Chelsea ace highly, sees him as a good fit

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There has been a lot of noise around the future of Kai Havertz lately, especially with Real Madrid among the clubs reportedly interested in his services.

As the club look to beef up its options in the creative department, the Chelsea star has been identified as one of the players who can improve the team. Havertz has had a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge and could be open to leaving Chelsea this summer.

Real Madrid, though, have appeared quite reluctant in negotiating with Chelsea for the services of Havertz, who is rated at around €60 million.

But according to SportBILD, one of Real Madrid’s star players, Toni Kroos, rates Havertz highly. The report points out that the midfielder sees Havertz as a player who can fit into the Real Madrid setup next season and beyond.

This is particularly important in the context of the Havertz pursuit. As per Bild, Kroos is an influential entity within the Real Madrid camp and is even part of Carlo Ancelotti’s close circle. So his opinion could definitely impact Real Madrid’s pursuit of the German international.

However, as things stand right now, ‘Operation Havertz’ could prove to be difficult. This is because Real Madrid are already busy pursuing a deal for Harry Kane, who has been identified as the ideal replacement for Karim Benzema.

The veteran forward has recently joined Saudi Arabian giants Al-Ittihad ahead of the new season. Kane, therefore, has emerged as the transfer priority for Los Blancos.

Unless Real Madrid have proper clarity on the Kane pursuit, they are unlikely to splash the cash on the services of Havertz. The club, nonetheless, could continue to monitor the situation of the German international this summer.

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Benzema talks Vinicius, Mbappe, Ballon d’Or, decision to leave Real Madrid

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Last Saturday marked a special moment for Real Madrid fans as Karim Benzema, the former captain and Ballon d’Or winner, made his return to Spain. 

This visit was his first in over a year and has generated significant excitement among his supporters. Benzema, now playing for Al Ittihad, was set to participate in a pre-season friendly match against Elche at Estadi Olímpic Camilo Cano.

The Al Ittihad team had been gearing up for the new season by holding training sessions in Benidorm, a well-known Spanish coastal town that is a favourite among tourists. 

This picturesque setting has provided a perfect backdrop for the team’s preparations, blending hard work with the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean coast.

Benzema’s return to Spain is not just about playing one match. The 36-year-old striker is also set to face two of his old rivals in upcoming games. 

Al Ittihad has scheduled matches against Sevilla on July 26 and Real Betis on August 3. These encounters are highly anticipated, as Benzema has a long history with both clubs from his time in La Liga.

Real Madrid hold a special place

During a recent training session, Benzema took some time to sit down for an interview with MARCA, he shared his thoughts on his return to Spain and his enduring connection to Real Madrid. 

Real Madrid will have a special place in Karim Benzema’s life. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Benzema made it clear that, despite moving on to a new chapter in his career, Real Madrid will always hold a special place in his heart.

“[Last season was] spectacular, very good. Real Madrid are always the best team in the world. Players come and go, but Real Madrid will always be at the top, at the very top. It is the best and will continue to prove it,” he began saying.

“Joy. A lot,” said when asked about Madrid’s recent UEFA Champions League triumph. 

“It’s my team and I will always be on the side of Real Madrid and my teammates. It’s logical. Real Madrid is Real Madrid, something unique.”

Decision to leave Real Madrid

The 36-year-old forward left Real Madrid last year and when asked if he regrets he decision, he added,

“Some come and others go. It’s like that and it will always happen. It was the right moment. Of course, I look back and feel happy. 

“Last season they gave a sensation of power, of good football and that’s why they won the Champions League and the League. Today I don’t see any other team that can be better than Real Madrid,” he said.

Furthermore, when asked if there is any team capable of threatening Real Madrid, he said, 

“It’s the best team in the world. It’s always strong and fighting for everything. I stand there, look around and don’t see any team that’s capable of being better.”

Benzema picks Vini Jr for Ballon d’Or

Karim Benzema says Vinicius Jr deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

This year’s race for the Ballon d’Or is going to heat up as multiple players have made the case for themselves. However, Benzema thinks that Vinicius must win the honour.

“Ballon d’Or? I’m going to say Vini because he deserves it for his season and not just for what he’s done this year, but also for what he’s done last year. 

“He was also above the rest with his football and what he does with the ball. He’s a kid, a complete footballer”

Speaking about Vinicius, he added, “He can win a game on his own, of course with the help of his teammates, but he is very good when Real Madrid needs him and that is why I think he deserves it. 

“He is always there and he always shows up. For all of that, my favourite is Vini.”

Benzema’s thoughts on Mbappe

Karim Benzema says Kylian Mbappe was destined for Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2023/24 season had no owner of the number 9 shirt at Real Madrid, but Mbappe’s arrival has now fulfilled that. Speaking about his compatriot’s move, Benzema explained,

“Sooner or later he will play for Real Madrid. I have always thought that and that is what has happened. He is a great player.”

Lastly, when asked about Madrid’s dominance and if they can repeat the success of last season, he said, 

“Of course, of course. Really. I just don’t see a team that can be better than Real Madrid. Really. They have everything. Players, coach and president.”

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