Who is the world’s best striker.? Mbappe..? Benzema.? Haaland.? Lewandowski? Ronaldo? Kane..?

Kylian Mbappe has decided, to stay at Paris St-Germain in what promises to, be a huge few months for some of football’s most prolific strikers.

The Frenchman rejected the chance, to join compatriot and Ballon d’Or favourite, Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, despite heavy speculation he would, quit the Ligue 1 champions.

Manchester City have already, agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling, Haaland, while Poland frontman Robert Lewandowski has said he wants to leave, German champions Bayern Munich.

England captain Harry Kane was the, focus of a transfer saga last summer as, Tottenham turned down Premier League rivals City’s advances. But will, he stay this summer?

Cristiano Ronaldo, could also be on the move after his one season at Manchester United.

We take a closer look at each, striker before asking you to vote for who you, think is the best in the world. We have only included out-and-out, strikers in our list, meaning players such, as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Lionel Messi don’t feature.

2021-22 league stats
Kylian Mbappe Erling, Haaland Robert Lewandowski Harry Kane Karim Benzema Cristiano Ronaldo
Games played 35 ,24 34 36 32 31
Minutes played 3034 1914 ,2951 3142 2596 2489
Goals 28 22, 35 16 27 18
Minutes per goal 108.4 ,87.0 84.3 196.4 96.14 138.28
Goals (penalties) 4 ,6 5 4 7 3
Hat-tricks 2 ,1 2 0 1 2
Assists 17 7 3 8 ,12 3
Karim Benzema
Not many would have included, Benzema on a shortlist for ‘world’s best striker’ just a few seasons, ago, but Ronaldo’s departure from, Real Madrid in 2018 helped to catapult the Frenchman to the very, top of the game.

The 34-year-old is the top, scorer in the Champions League this season, scoring 15 goals, to fire Real into Saturday’s final against Liverpool – including decisive hat-tricks against both, Chelsea and PSG in the knockout rounds.

He has also scored 27 in just 32 games, in Real Madrid’s La Liga-winning season – his best, return since joining Los Blancos, in 2009 – taking his total in all competitions for the club, to 323.

Benzema spent years in Ronaldo’s, shadow at the Bernabeu. Once primarily a creator, for others, he has now emerged as Real’s main man – and one of the, most clinical strikers in Europe.

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