Would Karim Benzema or Gonzalo Higuain be better suited to playing up front for Premier League title-holders Manchester City next season?
The Liga champions are reportedly keen on a swap deal involving either their France international front man or their Argentinian forward in exchange for City attacker Sergio Aguero this summer.
SOURCE: The Daily Star
Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly interested in luring deadly Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of this season.
This is in light of the recent break-up of the pocket-sized Argentina international’s marriage to Diego Maradona’s daughter, Giannina, and the player’s subsequent wish to be closer to his son Benjamin in the Spanish capital.
However, what is new to this story is Real’s willingness to offer either France international Karim Benzema or Aguero’s Argentina international colleague Gonzalo Higuain in part exchange for ‘Kun’.
However, which out of that pair would be better suited to playing in attack at Eastlands next season? That is the question City head coach Roberto Mancini may now be trying to analyse.
Benzema is 25-years-old and would cost City somewhere in the region of £35 million, which is quite a sum for any player, but the Algeria-born marksman will bring with him an array of qualities other than just pure goals, although those will come too.
Benzema has just 15 goals in 44 appearances for club and country so far this season, but more importantly he has also contributed 16 assists, illustrating he is not simply a fox-in-the-box goal poacher.
He will work the channels and bring team-mates into action with clever link-up play and when he does find the back of the net, they tend to be spectacular strikes that live long in the memory.
In comparison, while Higuain is exactly the same age, he would be slightly cheaper to buy at just the £33.5m, but again he would not come cheap!
And, this campaign the front man has netted 13 times in 32 games in all competitions for club and country, but the former River Plate forward primarily operates in and around the six-yard box, so is in effect is a very different player to his team-mate.
However, while neither striker would let City down, Benzema’s greater all-round threat would be the better option of the two.