Benzema has total agreement to join European giants for astonishing wages, Solari’s future secure for now and more Real Madrid transfer news: March 6, 2019
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Paul Merson on Bale
Former Arsenal man Paul Merson believes that it would be difficult for Madrid to sell Gareth Bale now. The Welshman looks unhappy with Blancos as there are also not entirely pleased with how he has played this season.
It has been speculated that he would move to Manchester United but Merson doesn’t know where he would fit with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford getting back to form.
“I would have said Man United a while back,” he said.
“Chelsea are probably the only ones really who are going to pay that kind of money”
“But now you’re looking at [Marcus] Rashford, you’re looking at [Anthony] Martial - would they pay that kind of money for him? I think it’s hard, I don’t know.”
He then added Chelsea as an option but then stated that he doesn’t know how they would bring him in with Callum Hudson-Odoi knocking the door and also because of their transfer ban.
“Probably Chelsea are probably the only ones really who are going to pay that kind of money.
“You’ve got [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, and then you’ve got the transfer embargo.
“They’ve appealed, if they get another one you never know whether they’re just going to go mad in the transfer market and buy three or four players.”
Benzema has an offer
Karim Benzema has an offer to leave Real Madrid. According to reports, he is most likely going to be a backup option next season at Real Madrid at best and he doesn’t want that. As a result, there is an agreement between PSG and Benzema, where the Frenchman will earn around €10 million-a-year for the next four years.
Solari will stay
Despite Madrid’s exit in the Champions League, the Real Madrid board have decided to not sack Solari as it is not a viable option, report Marca. The likes of Xabi and Raul – who are coaches at Real Madrid youth teams – still don’t have the necessary license to take over the job.