Liverpool are reported to be ‘closely monitoring’ Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema.
The Reds are believed to be keen on signing the 33-year-old in 2022 as Paris Saint-Germain also become attentive to the possibility.
Los Blancos are seemingly leading the way to land Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland – perhaps triggering the departure of the Frenchman.
🚨 Liverpool are closely monitoring Karim Benzema’s situation at Real Madrid ahead of a possible move being made in 2022.
The Frenchman's future is unclear with the potential arrivals of Mbappé and Haaland.
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The report claims the Anfield club would be willing to offer the 94-cap World Cup winner a ‘virtually blank’ cheque in order to head to Merseyside.
So far this season Benzema has scored 17 times and added eight assists in 19 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
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Valued at £22.5million and under contract in the Spanish capital until 2023 (Transfermarkt), any deal for the prolific frontman would still be an expensive outlay.
Undoubtedly still an elite performer with a plethora of top-quality attributes, whilst Benzema would be a supreme addition to Klopp’s ranks, this is a transfer way out of the norm for the Reds in recent years.
Liverpool are far more likely to target a lesser-known player with more room for improvement and ‘super-fast’ speed, a road that journalist Duncan Castles tipped the club to head down in the January transfer window.