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Saudi Arabian giants improve their offer for Benzema, have accepted all his ‘requests’



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According to journalists Rodrigo Faez and Julien Laurens, Saudi side Al Ittihad have improved their offer to sign Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema a few days back and to top it all, they have also accepted all his requests.

As reported before, Benzema is said to be close to leaving Real Madrid after receiving a two-year contract offer worth a mammoth €400 million from Al Ittihad. Interestingly enough, the journalists write that this offer was received by the Frenchman in January.

Over the course of the second half of the season, the 35-year-old came close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid for another season, but the situation has changed in recent weeks. At the moment, although Madrid want him to continue, the forward is considering the Saudi offer.

There is a sense of pessimism within the Real Madrid team right now with regard to Benzema. Given the offers he has, Madrid are demanding a quick final response from the forward as his departure will affect Madrid’s summer transfer window.

Benzema’s exit will force Real Madrid to sign an out-an-out number 9. Names such as Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino, and Victor Osimhen have been put forward.

Still, it is said that the management will not spend a lot to replace the departing Frenchman mostly because they plan to go big in the summer of 2024 when the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland will be made available.

Lastly, while Madrid’s priority is to convince Benzema, they have started to look for alternatives, and it is said that they are in advance talks with Espanyol for the short-term signing of Joselu.

Everything hinges on what Benzema decides. If he is to leave, the team’s summer activity could be intense. If he does not, one can anyway expect Madrid to sign Joselu on a season-long loan.

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  1. Gursharan Virdi

    May 31, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Mbappe and Erling Haaland Obsession will be the downfall of Real Madrid if neither do sign which is more likely!

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How Manchester United’s pursuit of Dutch star could benefit Real Madrid




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The highly anticipated transfer of Leny Yoro to Real Madrid has encountered an unexpected obstacle, with Manchester United’s surprise entry into the race. 

The Red Devils have successfully negotiated a substantial €50 million+ bid with Lille, leaving Real Madrid’s chances hanging by a thread. 

This means the only factor still in favour of Real Madrid is Yoro’s strong desire to wear the iconic white shirt, a dream he has harboured for a long time.

As things stand, Real Madrid face significant hurdles. For once, Lille are exerting pressure on the player to accept Manchester United’s offer, given its considerable value. 

On the other hand, Real Madrid are hesitant to match this figure, creating a stalemate. Additionally, Manchester United are eager to secure a top-notch defender, especially with the departure of Raphael Varane, a former Real Madrid player. 

This sense of urgency is driving United’s pursuit of Yoro, making them a formidable competitor in the transfer race.

A glimmer of hope for Real Madrid

Despite these challenges, one crucial factor continues to give Real Madrid an edge in the race for Yoro’s signature. 

Leny Yoro only wants to play for Real Madrid. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As it turns out, Manchester United are also considering Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt as a priority target. De Ligt has given his nod to the move and has instructed his representatives to disregard other offers. 

This development provides Real Madrid with a much-needed advantage in the pursuit of Yoro, as United’s focus is divided between two top defenders.

While Manchester United have made progress in negotiations with both De Ligt and Yoro, it is unlikely that they will recruit both players. 

Given De Ligt’s readiness to make an immediate move, Manchester United are expected to prioritize his transfer, leaving Real Madrid as the sole contender for Yoro’s signature. 

This twist in the tale gives Real Madrid a glimmer of hope, as they can now focus their efforts on convincing Yoro to join their ranks.

Yoro’s dilemma: To wait for Madrid or join United

Yoro’s preference is to join Real Madrid, but the club has yet to indicate its willingness to match Lille’s accepted fee from Manchester United.

This has led the Ligue 1 club to favour a transfer deal with the Premier League club. 

If Yoro is to make a move this summer, he faces a difficult decision: either wait until 2025 to join Real Madrid for free, which Lille are unlikely to accept, or agree to a transfer to Manchester United, which would benefit the French club. 

The fate of Yoro’s transfer hangs in the balance

Real Madrid are locked in their pursuit of Leny Yoro. (Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images)

The outcome of Yoro’s transfer now hangs precariously in the balance. Real Madrid’s reluctance to match Manchester United’s offer and Yoro’s personal preference for the Spanish giants are the key factors in this high-stakes transfer drama. 

Will Yoro choose to wait for his dream move to Real Madrid or opt for a switch to Manchester United? Only time will tell. 

In the end, Yoro’s transfer will have significant implications for all parties involved. Real Madrid’s hopes of landing their top target hang in the balance, while Manchester United’s urgency to recruit a top defender has thrown a spanner in the works. 

Lille, too, are eager to cash in on their prized asset, and Yoro’s decision will determine the fate of his transfer.

But with United going after De Ligt, it could end up playing into the hands of Real Madrid, helping them land their top target to replace Nacho.

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