Karim Benzema to leave Real Madrid, per multiple reports including the likes of the Athletic or ESPN, with his new destination can be Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad.
Meanwhile, there has been also confirmed news about Lionel Messi to leave Paris Saint-Germain this Summer, what a day with transfer bombs!
Karim Benzema to leave Real Madrid
After 14 years, it looks very likely that the longest-serve player of Los Blancos is on the move.
According to ESPN, Benzema will join Al Ittihad with a a two-year contract worth €400 million that had been offered to him in January.
Earlier, Fabrizio Romano revealed that Benzema will speak again to Real Madrid board and president Florentino Pérez on Thursday. Al Ittihad feel they did their best proposal to temp Karim.
Saudi sources are optimistic but still waiting for the final green light.
Benzema’s legacy at Los Blancos
Benzema has been the club’s best players in years, even during Cristiano Ronaldo’s prime.
The striker scored 353 goals and registered 165 assists, having won 24 trophies, including two doubles and one Ballon d’Or.
- 647 games, 353 goals, 165 assists.
- The most assists in Real Madrid history.
- The 2nd most goals in Real Madrid history.
- 5 Champions League titles, 4 La Liga titles and a Ballon d’Or winner.
What Benzema responded to the reports of him leaving Madrid
However, in his latest interview, the French talisman seems to not refuse or confirm anything about the reports.
Karim Benzema: “I know how much Real Madrid fans love me. I feel that when I’m on the pitch. I give my best for them, always”.
“I always say that we play with 11 on the pitch but also with crucial factor, Real Madrid fans”.
“Say something about my future? Why would I say anything? People talking? It’s internet. Reality isn’t internet.”