Following Karim Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid, the club has been searching for a suitable replacement to take over spot kick duties for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Benzema was the team’s primary penalty specialist during his final years at the club, and his exit has left Los Blancos in need of a new spot-kick specialist. According to an article on Madrid Universal, Real Madrid has identified three candidates for this role: Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, and Luka Modric.
Vinicius Jr is a promising candidate to take over penalty duties. However, his penalty record is not as extensive as the other candidates, with only 7 penalties taken in his career. Despite this, Vinicius Jr has expressed his desire to become Real Madrid’s penalty taker for the upcoming season.
Rodrygo Goes is another strong contender for the role. He has scored all three penalties he has taken for Real Madrid in his career. Rodrygo’s perfect penalty record makes him an interesting choice for the main penalty taker.
Luka Modric is a veteran in every aspect of the game, including the duty of taking penalties. The Croatian has taken high-pressure penalties for both club and country. According to Transfermarkt stats, he scored 22 penalties and missed 4. Modric’s experience and proven track record make him a promising candidate for the role.
Real Madrid has three well-placed candidates for the new season to take over penalty duties. While Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes are the primary candidates, Luka Modric’s experience and proven track record also make him a strong contender. It remains to be seen who will ultimately be chosen as the team’s primary penalty taker for the 2023-24 season.