Yes, Real Madrid remains among the soccer betting favorites to win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. However, Los Blancos aren’t the top scoring team in either of the two tournaments. In fact, they aren’t even the No. 2 top-scoring team. There’s also the fact that the team’s top scorer is a midfielder. Therefore, here are the best candidates to finally replace Karim Benzema, even if they have to wait until next season.
Two seasons ago, Kylian Mbappe agreed to join Real Madrid, but he backed out at the very last minute and signed a new contract with PSG. The agreement with the Parisians expires at the end of the current campaign, which means the Frenchman will be able to sign with any team.
Real Madrid is atop the list, but rumor has it that team president Florentino Perez is done with Mbappe after the striker’s lack of commitment. Plus, his salary would be extremely high, and the Spanish side recently renewed the contracts of several young players, including Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga.
On the pitch, Mbappe has everything Real Madrid needs. He’s extremely fast and skillful. He currently is the Ligue 1’s top scorer with 13 goals. He’s going to win the Ligue 1 Golden Boot so waste no more time and include him in your soccer bet picks.
Since playing for PSG, Mbappe has never failed to score 13 goals per season. His best performance was in the 2018-19 season when he scored 33.
Finally, Mbappe’s advantage is that he’s a very good friend of Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni. The chemistry with the team would be instantaneous.
Last season, Erling Haaland broke the English Premier League record after scoring 36 goals. He led Manchester City to the title and contributed massively as the Citizens won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. He should have won the Ballon d’Or, but Lionel Messi snatched it.
This season, Haaland already scored 13 goals in the EPL and four in the UCL. In other words, he’s a scoring machine and he’s only 23.
If he’s doing so well with the Citizens, why move to Madrid? Well, because his agent called Real Madrid “dreamland” back in March and she was recently seen at Santiago Bernabeu. Plus, after winning it all with City, Haaland’s going to need new challenges.
Finally, let’s not forget that Haaland used to play with Jude Bellingham at Borussia Dortmund. A reunion in Madrid would be crazy. Also, an interaction between the striker and Junior on social media increased the rumors about Haaland moving to the Spanish capital for the 2024-25 season.
Head coach Jose Mourinho once said that his success is always based on having an African striker on the team.
José Mourinho :🗣️ “my success is always based on having an African Striker. Without an African Striker i feel like i won’t succeed. My belief about African Strikers started with Benni Mccarthy at FC Porto whereby He scored more than 20 league goals to help me & FC Porto to pic.twitter.com/OVL3amrWQn
— African Hub (@AfricanHub_) November 6, 2022
Well, Victor Osimhen is one of the best African strikers in the game today and Real Madrid could sign him in January or for the 2024-25 season. First, the Nigerian wouldn’t be as expensive as Mbappe or Haaland. Second, he’s a certified scorer. Third, the relationship between Osimhen and Napoli isn’t the best.
Even so, Osimhen remains the team’s top scorer in the Serie A with six goals. Last season, he won the Golden Boot after scoring 26 goals. He was the main reason for the Azzurri to win the title for the first time since 1987.
Osimhen is fast, strong and never gives up. He fights for every single ball and his only problem is that he’s prone to injuries. There’s also the fact that Real Madrid isn’t the only team interested. Several clubs from the EPL have shown a lot of interest, especially Manchester United.
Who’s the Best Fit?
All three are great players, but I’m going with Haaland. Real Madrid already has two fast, skillful players in Junior and Rodrygo Goes. As if that wasn’t enough, Endrick de Sousa, who’s already signed, is expected to land in Madrid once the current season is over. That leaves no room for Mbappe.
With the three Brazilians and Bellingham making plays for Haaland, who’s a better scorer than Osimhen, Real Madrid would be unstoppable. And of course, Los Blancos would be the favorites in the Las Vegas sports betting lines to win every single tournament they play.
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