Real Madrid are looking to sign a new striker this summer, despite Karim Benzema’s outstanding performances this season. According to Bild, Andre Silva is a priority for the Los Blancos side this summer.
Real Madrid Look for Karim Benzema Successor in Andre Silva
Eintracht Frankfurt Are Set for Multiple Offers for Their Star Striker
Zinedine Zidane’s side currently relies heavily on Benzema, as former Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic has struggled to make an impact in Madrid and Mariano Diaz doesn’t appear to be at the fore of his manager’s plans.
Benzema, who turns 34 later this year, has been in prolific form this season, being outscored only by Lionel Messi in La Liga so far this season. Zidane is thought to be searching for a younger striker for the 2021/22 season.
Real are interested in using Jovic as part of a swap deal for Silva. According to the report, Frankfurt will be offered Jovic and €20 million for the Portuguese striker.
Andre Silva has been one of the outstanding strikers in Europe this season, scoring 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games. His form is attracting interest across Europe, which could lead to a transfer battle for Real.
The Interest in Silva is Down to His Intelligence
In his mid-twenties, Silva seems to have learned and developed his game each year. He has levelled Erling Haaland’s Bundesliga tally this season through his quick thinking in the opposition box.
He has the all-important knack for being in the right place at the right time when his side is on the front foot. He also understands how to provide an outlet for link-up play for his team’s midfield.
These facets of his game have continued to improve and keep him competing with some of the world’s best strikers in the Bundesliga. These combined with his willingness to press and efficiency in front of goal have made him one of Europe’s sought-after strikers.