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Benzema speaks on Haaland-Real Madrid transfer links

Erling Haaland, Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
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Real Madrid’s star striker opened up on the tantalizing proposal of linking up with Haaland in the Spanish capital.

Karim Benzema would be open to the idea of Erling Haaland joining Real Madrid, despite the competition the Borussia Dortmund star brings.

Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Benzema has carried the goal-scoring burden. The striker has done superb, scoring 77 goals in 131 appearances across the last three seasons. Time, though, isn’t on the 33-year-old’s side anymore.

It’s inevitably led to transfer rumors linking two of Europe’s most exciting young strikers in Kylian Mbappe and Haaland to the club.

Rumors in Spain have claimed the arrival of Haaland, in particular, could make Benzema end a 12-year spell at Real Madrid.

“I’m not going to talk about players who aren’t here,” said the Frenchman in a press conference as per Marca.

“Every month we talk about people who are not here, about players who score a lot of goals…. He [Haaland] scores a lot of goals for his team.

“If one day he has the opportunity to come, let him come…”

Benzema, who has scored three goals in his two games back from injury, spoke ahead of Los Blancos’ second leg against Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Real Madrid, however, will have to make do without Eden Hazard once again.