Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema joining Manchester United this summer is a “genuine possibility”, according to Bundesliga expert, Lee Price.
The Red Devils have been aligned with the France international on multiple occasions over the course of the past few years, and reports have recently emerged suggesting that the striker is once again on the club’s radar.
However, with Real being European champions and guaranteed to be challenging for silverware on a seasonal basis, many have scoffed at suggestions Benzema would consider a switch to Old Trafford.
However, Price, who wrote the book The Bundesliga Blueprint and is known to be an expert on all things German football, believes that there’s a good chance the 28-year-old could be heading to Man United, but only if Dortmund sanction the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Los Blancos:
“Benzema moving to United is a genuine possibility – and so much rests on Dortmund.” He told the Daily Star.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is one of the Bundesliga’s biggest stars, is incredibly likely to join Madrid.
“Originally he was set to commit another season to Dortmund in payback for the platform they’ve granted him, but Real’s urgency this summer means such loyalty will have to be scrapped for his dream move.
“Auba’s made little effort to conceal the fact that he dreams of Barcelona and Real.
“Of course, the money in the Premier League means you can’t rule out an English switch but Real – with a transfer ban looming and an ageing Ronaldo – are ready to break the bank.
“Dortmund won’t make it easy, having already lost Mats Hummels, but know the huge fee for Aubameyang could help reinforce their entire squad.
“Auba signing for Madrid will then push Benzema closer to United. He knows he would have to spend plenty of time on the bench – something he won’t be happy with.
“Jose Mourinho will be keeping a close watch, for sure.”
Benzema is widely hailed as one of the finest strikers in European football and has shone for both Real and Lyon through his career.