Big hit… Benzema leaves Real Madrid (Real + Romano)
Goalkeeper Karim Benzema (35) has parted ways with Real Madrid.
Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in European football, reported the shocking news on his Twitter on the 4th, saying, “Benzema is leaving Real.”스포츠토토
At the same time, Real also agreed through an official channel that “Real’s captain Benzema will end a splendid and unforgettable stage as a player of our team. We express our gratitude and all our affection to one of these great legends.”
Benzema was the top scorer in La Liga last season with 27 goals, and despite injuries this season, he is second with 18 goals. Having won his first Ballon d’Or (2022), he is currently one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.
Benzema played 14 seasons at Real Madrid, playing in 647 matches and scoring 353 goals, second all-time for the team. It is a living fossil that has lifted as many as 25 trophies. This is how he ended his partnership with Real Madrid. He will say goodbye to Real Madrid fans at a press conference next Tuesday.
For now, Saudi Arabia is the most likely option.
Benzema’s contract expires at the end of this month. He was asked to renew his contract with Real Madrid and planned to play one more season. At this time, oil money came in. Saudi powerhouse Al Ittihad offered Benzema an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 280.5 billion won) and a two-year contract.
According to As of Spain on the 1st, Benzema’s future is definitely headed for Saudi Arabia. Specifically, it is Al Ittihad. According to an Arab club official, ‘the contract with the French striker is almost complete’.
Benzema will face former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who now plays for Al Nasr.
The media reported that Benzema had a conversation with Ronaldo. In the process, he asked about the Saudi league and his life, even revealing specific circumstances.
Benzema is scheduled to hold talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez and manager Carlo Ancelotti on the 1st.
The media emphasized that this meeting “will be an important time to determine Benzema’s future.”
Afterwards, it was expected that Benzema would remain, but a dramatic reversal took place. In the end, he chose oil money.