Real Madrid make incredible move for their Karim Benzema replacement: report

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti looks on during the spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between Real Madrid and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on June 04, 2023, in Madrid, Spain
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Real Madrid are in the hunt for a new striker this summer transfer window in order to replace their talismanic centre-forward Karim Benzema, and they look to have finally settled on the man they want. 

Benzema left Real Madrid at the end of the 2022/23 season, moving to the Middle East to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad for a reportedly lucrative contract. Despite being 35, the Frenchman is still the current holder of the Ballon d'Or and is a big loss for Los Blancos as they prepare for the new campaign.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.