There has always been a problem at Santiago Bernabeu – though not considered big time – because temporarily it gets sorted out but never a permanent solution. Yes, the chaos of centre-forward.
Back then, Real Madrid considered Karim Benzema matching to their so-called ‘Galactico’ skill set when he took his flight from Lyon to land in the Spanish capital. Old times were good, in fact with the Frenchman combing with Argentine centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain and there were some prominent seasons when Spanish and Dutch legends Raul Gonzalez and Ruud Van Nistelrooy respectively, too, were part of the side. But, old times are truly old as the departure of his forward companions now placed Benzema in a position to wage a lone battle.
Having not brought much impact to the side despite scoring some occasional stunners and late-winners that all were a part of
Real Madrid’s 40 match winning span, the former Lyon player is being scrutinized by the Real Madrid board of directors. This inspection of his performance was expected after Real Madrid found themselves knocked out by Celta Vigo in Copa del Rey. Also considering his temperamental on-field play, its reported that the Spanish club has offered Karim Benzema to two top British clubs: Arsenal and Chelsea.
Leaving the highly top-notch days behind, Benzema might just have to wave goodbye to his team mates only if someone wears the badge of centre forward.
Though Alvaro Morata had his finest displays at Juventus, his role for Number 9 still raises eyebrows. The Spanish youngster is also being trailed by Arsenal and Chelsea though he ended every possible speculations dealing with this move. Morata can never be a misfit and also can’t rise up to the expectations of posing himself as a ‘menacing threat’.
So that leaves our star attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo, to legally assume the centre powers. Naturally, the 4-time Ballon d’Or winner began his career as a left mid-fielder, and then later on surged forward to dominate the left flanks as a winger. Though his performance as a striker isn’t far from convincing, it is indeed very much close when Zidane employs a 4-3-3 formation rather 4-4-2. And Cristiano Ronaldo is never seen spearheading the opponent defenders through, centrally, but we have lot more of his magic to watch and re-watch on a loop in the left zone of various arenas. Having so much space ahead, it is wise to consider leaving Ronaldo in the left territory to utilize the best from his ultra sprint skills.
Such chaos has been the saga of Real Madrid’s attacking unit and unless they sort something out it would be only a gamble to sell Benzema considering the huge injury list as of now.
Also, in addition to Arsenal and Chelsea, Karim Benzema is also linked with French giants, Paris st.Germain. If it all settles to grab the contract in his homeland, he would be delighted to leapfrog PSG and deliver a delicious comeback to his home side Olympique Lyonnais.