Real Madrid’s new manager Rafa Benitez will be looking to do better than his predecessor as the new season fast approaches. The Spanish manager will be hoping he can utilise his squad to its maximum potential and is reportedly willing to give a lot of players a chance to prove themselves in the squad. One out of those players is 22 year old Jese Rodriguez, amidst reports that the Spanish forward could be on his way to Chelsea Rafael Benitez looks set to hand the 22 year old a striker role going into the season.
With Jese Rodriguez being offered a striking role for the season this would mean Real Madrid will have more striking options to turn to if current striker Karim Benzema eventually becomes unavailable. However if reports coming out of Spain are anything to go by German player Marco Reus could be plying his trade at Bernabeu next season.
Madrid are known to make a marquee signing every season and look set to sign the Dortmund player. If Reus is signed to Real Madrid, it means Cristano Ronaldo will be used as a striker which would be mean limited playing time for Karim Benzema who also has Jese Rodriguez to compete with for a starting berth.
With this possible turnout of events Arsenal may have been awarded some stroke of luck in regards their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Benzema. The Frenchman is highly unlikely to start ahead of Ronaldo in the striking position and would fancy a move away from Bernabeu rather than stay on Madrid’s bench.
As an Arsenal fan I would want Arsene Wenger to capitalise on this situation and lure Karim Benzema to Emirates. The Frenchman is a striker that we have lacked for quite some time now and such rare opportunities that appear like this should be taken without any delay.