THE POLE WILL TURN 35 IN AUGUST
The 'Benzema case' warns Barça to look for a '9' before the inevitable decline of Lewandowski
Published:4/06/2023 - 16:08h
Updated:4/06/2023 - 16:08h
This week Real Madrid will miss their '9' after almost 15 years and they will need to go to the market in search of a replacement. That second task must be imitated at FC Barcelona as soon as possible.
The Real Madrid oficializó this Sunday, of surprising way, the exit of Karim Benzema when finalising the present season, in spite of the comments of the own player does few days that hinted his continuity until the 2024 in Santiago Bernabéu. However, the '9' merengue will continue with his career out of the team merengue and will leave to Florentino with the obligation to launch to the market in search of a goleador.
With Mariano, Asensio and Hazard also leaving the entity, the white team will remain only with Vinicius and Rodrygo like forwards to begin the pre-season in July, a stage that the FC Barcelona needs to avoid at all costs. And it is that in the Camp Nou is Robert Lewandowski that in this 2023 will fulfil already 35 years, is the only leading centre of the Barcelona staff and his level could fall anytime.
There are plans but no too many concrete
Although the Pole has completed his first season being the goleador of the Barça, and topping as the Pichichi of LaLiga, has remained clear that can not play all the minutes in the front of attack culé, and in the sportive direction can not demorar with an alternative for him. In the dispatches have to Vitor Roque like main alternative, with Aubameyang like plan 'low cost' for this summer, but there is not too much intention to move index card of immediate way.
The reality is that the team culé is prioritising the return of Leo Messi, the arrival of a mediocentro and the signing 'free' of Gündogan, all very valid options but that leave almost without margin to the club so that it find to this new goleador. Certainly 2024 it can be also a moment valid to go to by the Brazilian, although it could no longer be available or the following course be full of problems with Lewy like only goleador.
Learn of the errors of the rival maximum
The Real Madrid clearly did not compete this season in League, neither in Champions, by the absence of his best player of the past season, which in this grieve could play with regularity by distinct physical problems. This bet of the 2022 happened him bill to Florentino and now are forced to pay the price that was necessary by a '9', a situation that the culés can not allow in the short term.