Real Madrid are starting to plan for the post-Karim Benzema era at Santiago Bernabeu in 2023.
Benzema has risen to become Real Madrid’s talisman in recent years, with the Los Blancos looking to challenge across domestic and European competitions.
The 35-year-old’s goals and key performances have elevated his role in Real Madrid, with Benzema securing the 2022 Ballon d’Or award.
However, despite Benzema’s incredible return to Madrid, the La Liga champions are planning for the long-term future, beyond his retirement, with two candidates highlighted as his successor.
As per reports from ESPN, Juventus striker, Dusan Vlahovic is a key target for the reigning UEFA Champions League holders, alongside Tottenham’s Richarlison.
Both Vlahovic and Richarlison are currently settled at their respective club sides, with Benzema under contract until 2024.
But the next 12 months could change the picture as Madrid look to focus their efforts on bringing in a long-term replacement for Benzema.
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