Real Madrid Eyeing Kai Havertz as Potential Karim Benzema Replacement
Havertz, a promising forward, has emerged as a top target for Real Madrid. The club sees him as a suitable replacement for Benzema, given his similar playing style and the fact that he is significantly younger, turning 24 this month. Although Havertz scored seven goals in the previous season, his potential and skill make him an appealing prospect for Real Madrid.
Benzema, on the other hand, has received a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia worth a staggering €400 million (£344m/$427m). The French striker’s decision regarding his future is imminent, and Real Madrid is actively planning for his potential departure.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is also in the midst of a squad overhaul. The club is looking to offload multiple players in order to trim their bloated squad. However, the final decision regarding Havertz’s potential departure may hinge on the plans and preferences of newly appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Real Madrid is casting a wide net in their search for a successor to the Ballon d’Or winner. Apart from Havertz, Tottenham’s Richarlison is also being considered as a potential target, according to reports from Spanish outlet Marca. Havertz, who joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020, is currently under contract with the Blues until 2025.
The arrival of Pochettino at Chelsea is expected to lead to a significant squad overhaul at Stamford Bridge. Whether Havertz will be among the players leaving the club remains to be seen as the situation unfolds.