Real Madrid have launched a 12-million-euro bid for Argentinian winger Martin Benitez, the player’s club Independiente de Avellaneda have claimed.
Turkish side Galatasaray have called Independiente to inquire over the availability of Benitez, and they have been told they would need to outbid Los Blancos to sign the 21-year-old.
Galatasaray’s general secretary Fatih Isbecer has explained: “We contacted Independiente to make an offer, but at that moment they told us Real Madrid have already offered 12 million euros. We could just reach 10 million due to financial fair play regulations.”
Isbecer has claimed that, consequently, Galatasaray have ruled out the possibility of signing Benitez and are considering other options. “We will see if that offer from Real Madrid is real,” he has claimed.
Benitez is a talented winger who made his professional debut for Independiente back in 2011. During 2015 he developed into one of the most promising forwards in South America, scoring seven goals in 35 appearances.