The crazy rumorBasel Noah Okafor targeted by Real Madrid
According to the front page of the Spanish daily « AS », the player of the Swiss team is one of the attackers who are of interest to the Merengues.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The one used on Friday by the Spanish daily « AS » on the front page will get the country’s football fans talking. Noah Okafor is presented there as a possible solution to strengthen the attack of Real Madrid. The Swiss international striker appears at the top of a pyramid illustrating the title: “Another No 9 is still possible”.
According to this media, reputed to be close to Real, the Champions League holder is looking for a new striker. Indeed, the Madrid attacking sector was particularly withered during the summer: Luka Jovic (Fiorentina), Gareth Bale (Los Angeles FC), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad) and Isco (without club) left the « White House » , while Borja Mayoral, Mariano and Marco Asensio are announced starters.
A great season
The Madrid club must therefore compensate for these departures, if it intends to repeat its excellent 21/22 exercise. Among the potential candidates presented by “AS” to allow Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde to breathe, we find in particular, in addition to Okafor, Saša Kalajdžić (Stuttgart), Armando Broja (Chelsea) or Brian Brobbey (Ajax Amsterdam).
The 22-year-old from Basel is presented at the top of the pyramid of this photomontage. It must be said that he comes out of a season where he has become an essential element, both within the Nati and with Salzburg. His speed and technique are regularly praised. Enough, in the medium term, to make him the successor to Benzema at the forefront of the attack of the biggest club of the 20th century?