Ancelotti confirms move to sign Karim Benzema replacement

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Karim Benzema has been Real Madrid’s sole striker for some time now.

However, it now seems that age is beginning to catch up with the Frenchman.

The 35-year-old striker missed a good number of games this season due to fitness issues.

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the club will be signing a new striker this summer, to at least serve as back-up for Benzema.

Speaking ahead of the Sevilla match, Ancelotti said: “We are watching, we are going to work to improve the squad but I don’t want to talk about names, it doesn’t seem right to me.

“There are a lot of players involved right now, in important challenges.”

Ancelotti was asked about the prospect of signing Espanyol forward Joselu – who has been strongly linked with a move to the club.

Ancelotti decided against giving names, as he answered: “I like Joselu, but also others (Iago) Aspas, (Alvaro) Morata, to talk about the Spanish ones, forwards. Because what you tend to like is that they score goals.”