I hate this move. Benzema has played brilliantly for us lately. Yeah, he's struggled but his passing and crosses have given Ronaldo and Bale opportunities. I don't know why Madrid is so interested in Suarez. All this is gonna do is send Morata packing too. Granted, this transfer would give Real a three-headed attack beast but I'm not certain this move would be beneficial in the long run.
Don't worry. Arsenal has been "going to sign" Benzema since like 2012. Wenger will lowball Madrid and inevitably settle for some obscure French striker currently playing in Eredivisie.
Madrid are interested in signing Suarez because of the money it will bring. While they are currently the favorites to win the Champions League, if they signed Suarez they'd be favorites to win just about everything next year too. They'd also get the kit sales, player unveiling, and everything else that goes with such a massive signing. It's very valuable to them. This is all assuming that he doesn't bite or racially abuse anything, of course.
That's been the issue in the past. Real is the Laker/Yankee version of Club Futbol. Still, I'd like to think that Madrid is more interested in developing their young talent instead of moving it for a player like Suarez who is in his prime now. Granted, Isco doesn't necessarily fit everything Ancelotti wants to do. For example, The False 9. However, he's saved our asses on multiple occasions. Now, Isco could end up being a poor man's version of Iniesta but I'm willing to take that risk. I believe Ancelotti feels the same way despite having to accommodate Isco with other formations in order to play at times.
I'd argue that Jese and Varane are on that list with Ronaldo and Bale.
It would definitely be the wise thing to do, holding on to these young players and letting them develop in the system. We shall see. Summer transfer windows are always exciting and filled with drama. Who knows what will unfold. I've stopped trying to guess what's going to happen on the business end of European football.
RM draws Bayern Munich in the CL. Rumor is they'll be without CR7 for the first game in Madrid. Welp.....it's been fun boys and girls....
How are they going to do the legs? I thought UCL couldn't play in the same country on back-to-back days in knockout stage. Will Atletico travel or will Real travel? I'd prefer Atletico be in Spain so Chelsea have to travel to Spain 4 days prior to playing LFC.