Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti confident Rodrygo can replace Benzema

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti confident Rodrygo can replace Benzema

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Rodrygo could be the new starting striker when Karim Benzema hangs up his boots.

Rodrygo has already proved his worth by scoring 7 goals for Los Blancos in 17 games this season.

Ancelotti felt the 21-year-old could have a future as a striker, if he continues to impress with his performance.

"[Rodrygo] has a great future, more as a center-forward than as a winger. I see him more there," Ancelotti said in an interview.

He also confirmed that Benzema continues to be on the sideline.

"He's not going to play, he's ruled out," Ancelotti said for Benzema who is dealing with muscle fatigue.

Rodrigo has an estimated net worth of $25 million in 2022.

French soccer player Karim Benzema, on the other hand, has a net worth of $70 million.