We have been recently been linked with a £35.5m (via the Metro) move for Karim Benzema, with the Real Madrid striker potentially leaving La Liga this summer.
He is a top quality striker and would definitely add something to our current side, but is he worth the hefty transfer fee?
Here are five reasons why we must sign Benzema this summer:
5) Game changer
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The Frenchman is the type of player who will instantly take us up a notch, and help us to compete with the top teams in Europe.
We have arguably been short of real game changers who can turn a match on it’s head in a matter of moments, but with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil in the side that is certainly no longer the case.
Olivier Giroud has done a fine job and arguably doesn’t get the praise he deserves, he is almost totally incapable of crafting a goal from nothing though. Benzema can do just that, as well as putting it on a plate for others, and converting chances himself.