Reports have emerged that Real Madrid are ready to offload their star striker Karim Benzema just to fund a move for one of the most lethal players from Liverpool this season Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan was on the radar of Florentino Perez since last season but even after forcing a move out from Anfield decided to stay at Liverpool. Considering his performances this season, his price would be really high.
Benzema has been linked with a move to the Emirates for years and we were understood to have made serious enquiries for him last summer, but Madrid decided to hang on to him after selling Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli.
Arsene Wenger has publicly admitted his admiration of the 26-year-old on several occasions and the mainstream media believe we’ll make another play for the Frenchman this summer.
It seems we could have more luck this time around with the Daily Mail claiming that Real have made it clear they are ready to sell the striker for €50m as they want to ‘upgrade’ to either Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero.
It remains to be seen whether they’ll be able to come up with an offer tempting enough to persuade Liverpool or Man City to cash in, but if there’s a chance we can sign Benzema this summer, Wenger simply has to take it.