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Man Utd set to make £30m bid for Karim Benzema

Man Utd set to make £30m bid for Karim Benzema

Manchester United are reportedly ready to launch a £30 million bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema with the players future increasingly unclear, according to the Daily Mail.

According to AS Real’s new boss, Rafa Benitez, is planning to play Cristiano Ronaldo centrally as a striker, leaving no place for the Frenchman in the starting XI.

Agent: Benzema would only leave if Real Madrid told him to

Benzema is not accustomed to a place on the Bernabeu bench, and is unlikely to be happy warming it having spent six years in the starting line-up.

Can Benzema and Di Maria rekindle their understanding at Old Trafford?

Can Benzema and Di Maria rekindle their understanding at Old Trafford?

As a result the Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital, with Manchester United showing serious interest in signing the striker.

The Mail believes that Real could be ready to cash in on the striker this summer, and United would be willing to offer £30 million for his services. There seems to be a little debate other the fee that would be needed to land Benzema, with Metro quoting a substantially higher fee of £40 million.

The 27-year-old Real striker has had another useful season in front of goal, scoring 15 goals in 29 La Liga appearances. Benzema recorded a 53% shot accuracy this term, and also helped create 44 chances for his teammates.

Benzema vs United's two main strikers

Benzema vs United’s two main strikers

Should Benzema leave Real it would break up the ‘BBC’ striker force that included Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

United are expected to spend big again this summer, and will be hoping that Benzema would have a greater impact than transfer flop Angel di Maria who himself moved to Old Trafford from Real last summer.

Karim Benzema has completed 57% of his take ons this term in La Liga.

Karim Benzema

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