Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has tipped us to challenge for the Premier League if we manage to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
While addressing all the latest rumours through his Instagram page, Ferdinand holds Benzema in high regard and believes that we’ll “go close” if we land the Frenchman.
According to the latest reports, Arsene Wenger has already contacted Benzema’s representatives to sound out a potential move and inform them of our interest to sign the 27-year-old (via the Metro).
Olivier Giroud has led the line admirably over the past few years but has fallen short of spearheading a realistic title challenge and his limitations are obvious.
Benzema is one of the most complete strikers in the world and is able to finish off chances while also fashioning opportunities for himself.
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Our deal to sign Mesut Ozil was centred around Gareth Bale’s arrival at the Bernabeu and it’s difficult to see the Spanish giants letting go of their lethal marksmen without adequately replacing him.
Check out Ferdinand’s thoughts on the rumours below.