Finding the ideal striker for Real Madrid has been the subject of much debate and speculation lately. With Karim Benzema out next season, the merengue club examined various options to replace the Lyon forward. Among the names considered was Randal Kolo Muani’s, but in the end he wasn’t considered the right person to carry on the legacy of the white ‘9’.
With the chances of signing players like Harry Kane, Lautaro Martínez and Kai Havertz dwindling due to the focus on the ‘Mbappé Fall’ saga, Real Madrid appeared to be on hold, closely following the situation between Kylian Mbappé and PSG. Now that chapter is over, as reported by Le Parisien, and Mbappé will not change stages until the end of the season.
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Given the uncertainty ahead and the decision to close the doors on a possible Mbappé signing, the Real Madrid board would have turned their eyes to other alternatives. The name of the previously discarded Randal Kolo Muani also appears in this context.
First of all, the Eintracht Frankfurt striker’s high market price was one of the reasons for ruling out his signing. Although the German club asked around €80m, that figure gradually rose to €100m, an amount considered excessive, especially following the recent acquisition of Jude Bellingham.
Age and lack of experience on the European football scene also played a role in the initial decision to rule out Kolo Muani. Despite his stellar performance at Eintracht Frankfurt, concerns have been raised about his ability to handle pressure and the high demands of playing for Real Madrid.
However, circumstances could change. With the transfer market nearing its end, Real Madrid could reconsider their position on Kolo Muani. His versatility on the attacking front and his ability to score goals could fit into the technical line’s plans for a challenging season.
The next few days could bring clarity to Real Madrid’s final approach to finding a striker and whether Kolo Muani proves to be the solution they yearn to strengthen their squad on the attacking front. Even as the market closes, uncertainty and emotion continue to reign at the Santiago Bernabéu.