Fabregas identifies ‘perfect’ replacement for Benzema at Madrid

Cesc Fabregas has given his thoughts on who he believes to be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.

Ever since he made his way over to the Spanish giants back in 2009, Karim Benzema has been at the forefront of many great triumphs for the club. He hasn’t always been given the kind of credit he deserves for that but nonetheless, his achievements within the context of club football deserve to be recognised.

Over the last few weeks he’s also had an important role to play in France’s Euro 2020 campaign but unfortunately, his return to the national team couldn’t inspire Les Bleus to victory as Switzerland knocked the world champions out on penalties despite Benzema’s brace.

Kane in for Karim?

Now, as Benzema gears up for another LaLiga season, former Barcelona and Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas has said in The Telegraph that he believes Tottenham sensation Harry Kane could serve as a great long-term replacement for the Frenchman.

“For a long time, I have felt that Harry Kane would be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.” The Spaniard explained.

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“Of course, Benzema showed again at the European Championships that he is not going anywhere and that he is playing very, very well, but the fact I even think Kane is capable of taking over from him in Madrid shows how highly I rate him.

“The pressure at Madrid, like it was at Barcelona, is not something every player could cope with. But if Benzema ever left or ever started to slow down a little bit, then Kane would be the right guy for them.

“Even without knowing him very well myself, you can see that he has a good mentality and you hear from other people that he works and trains hard.

 “Jose Mourinho, as people saw on the documentary, always talks about Kane very, very highly. He has what you want from your captain and he has what you need to be a top player.”

Kane will hope to play a featured role when England take on Ukraine in their Euro 2020 quarter-final tomorrow.

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