The competition for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Kolo Muani is set to become intense after Fichajes have reported that Real Madrid have joined the long list of admirers and could be preparing an offer.
What is the news?
Real Madrid are looking for a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema. The French forward will be staying on for at least another season but is nearing the final stages of his career. Madrid have been admirers of Erling Haaland, but the Norwegian striker is looking to sign a new deal at Manchester City. This has led Madrid in turning their interest to Muani, who has been impressing in the Bundesliga this season. The talented striker has caught they eye of leading European clubs, including Bayern Munich and Manchester United. It now seems that Madrid are keen on signing Muani this summer and could be preparing an 80 million euros bid.
24-year-old Muani is on his big breakout season at Frankfurt. The striker was signed by the German club on a free transfer last summer and quickly grew into one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe. To date, he has scored 13 goals in 29 Bundesliga matches and provided 13 assists. He also made his debut for the French national team and could have propelled his country to the World Cup title, had it not been for Emiliano Martinez’s save on his shot in the dying moments of the game.
What will happen next?
It seems to be an interesting transfer summer for Frankfurt. The German club does not actually want to sell Muani, but knows that when a club like Real Madrid shows interest, it is almost impossible to stop the striker from leaving. It is also suggested that Frankfurt does not intend to let Muani leave for Bayern, as the club does not want to strengthen the competition. A transfer to Madrid or Manchester would therefore be a lot more logical.