Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema teased fans on Tuesday by posting a picture of himself on a plane with the caption ‘Let’s leave the past behind. #rip’.
Arsenal and Manchester United have both been linked to the forward and the post sparked rumours that he will leave Madrid.
Unfortunately, Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson later insisted that Benzema is still on Madrid’s tour of Shanghai and that the picture is from a holiday.
Despite this, the post got United fans dreaming about what Benzema could bring to Old Trafford:
@UnitedPeoplesTV would be an incredible signing, I'd love to see him at United!
— Tanveer (@otsx_) July 28, 2015
@UnitedPeoplesTV imagine if he signs for United. Arsenal fans would be mad. ?
— BiC Kubtanarodje (@BiCisRed) July 28, 2015
— unitedtweeter (@unitedtweeter7) July 28, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ benzema number 9, Di Maria off, Memphis number 7 😉
— John Babs (@jbabz84) July 28, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ LVG sign him up straight away
— Graham Murphy (@gmurf11) July 28, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ possible title winning signing
— Gripper (@chriswg2502) July 28, 2015
Benzema is the perfect Louis van Gaal striker and he would fit right in when it comes to his philosophy.
The experienced Dutchman spoke about how he is in the ‘process’ of securing a surprise signing earlier this month and Benzema’s arrival would certainly come as a shock. However, it remains to be seen if Madrid would be willing to let him leave for United given the fact that the club are unwilling to let David de Gea go to Spain.