Report: Benitez asks for Icardi

Reports from Spain say Rafa Benitez has asked specifically for Real Madrid to sign Inter striker Mauro Icardi.

AS cites claims from Sport Mediaset that say the new Madrid Coach took Icardi’s name to President Florentino Perez as his preferred option for a new striker.

Icardi was born in Argentina but raised on the Canary Islands and spent time at the Barcelona academy before making his way in Italy.

Benitez would use Icardi as competition for Karim Benzema as it looks certain Javier Hernandez isn’t to be brought back on a full-time basis.

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