Real Madrid Transfer News: When he leaves Lyon this summer, 19-year-old winger Rayan Cherki allegedly has Real Madrid in mind as his next club
Real Madrid Transfer News: Rayan Cherki, who might leave Lyon this summer, reportedly has his sights set on a transfer to Real Madrid. According to reports, the Spanish giants are interested in moving the 19-year-old Ligue 1 phenom to La Liga. However, he wants to take a cautious approach to his career.
As the second galactico period began in 2009, Real Madrid spent extravagantly. Florentino Perez splashed the cash that summer on superstars like Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema to celebrate his reelection as club president.
The other two ended up being very successful for the club, winning five Champions Leagues and a slew of other trophies throughout their tenure. Despite Ronaldo’s departure from the club a few years ago, Benzema continues to be a key cog for Real Madrid.
Will Los Blancos sign him?
The Frenchman was instrumental in their Champions League triumph last year. He was rewarded with his first Ballon d’Or for his efforts. Real Madrid has begun considering a long-term successor for its striker as he reaches a critical stage of his career.
Although names like Kylian Mbappé and Harry Kane have been bandied around, Perez is still keen on adding another player of Benzema’s calibre to the squad. Rayan Cherki, a 19-year-old star for Lyon in Ligue 1, has become a transfer target for the Spanish powerhouses.
Cherki has been on a recent hot streak, earning plaudits for his improvement while playing for Lyon. He has continued to shine for the French powerhouses. Though he has just three goals to his name this season, his contributions have been significant.
Chelsea is still interested in signing him. But several other teams have also shown interest. Many other teams, like PSG, Liverpool, and Juventus, have expressed their adoration for Real Madrid, but they risk falling behind should the Spanish giants rise to prominence.
Numerous teams made overtures to Lyon in January. But the French powerhouse showed no interest. Real Madrid may attempt to negotiate a transfer for the 19-year-old Ligue 1 star in the summer. The media has suggested that Cherki has a deep desire to play for Real Madrid as Benzema did before him.
He has the potential to become a valuable long-term asset and reach Benzema’s level in the next seasons. Cherki is under contract with the club until 2024. Lyon has a one-year extension option. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that they will want a high transfer price for one of Europe’s intriguing forwards.