With Karim Benzema’s departure during the summer transfer window, there was significant speculation surrounding Real Madrid and their pursuit of an adequate replacement for the striker.
The summer transfer window concluded without the club securing the services of a traditional striker. Aside from the loan signing of Joselu from RCD Espanyol.
Real Madrid did make efforts to acquire a top-class center-forward for the Santiago Bernabeu. Especially in light of Karim Benzema’s unexpected move to Saudi Arabia.
While it’s widely known that Real Madrid’s primary target was Kylian Mbappe, they also reportedly seriously considered Harry Kane. He was still with Tottenham at the time, as a genuine option to bolster their attack.
Real Madrid wanted to replace Karim Benzema
It has come to light that Real Madrid did indeed assemble an offer for England captain Harry Kane. According to reports from The Athletic, Los Blancos submitted a £60 million bid for Kane. Before he ultimately signed with Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window.
Reports have indicated that manager Carlo Ancelotti had requested Real Madrid to sign Harry Kane as a replacement for Karim Benzema during the summer transfer window.
Ultimately, Real Madrid did not secure the signing of any center-forward apart from Joselu. Club officials had a belief that the veteran could play a crucial role in the team, and he has been demonstrating his value in recent matches.
Real Madrid will need to get a full time striker and replace Joselu if they want to compete in the biggest stages.
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