the french star Karim Benzema will leave Real Madrid and will play in Saudi Arabia after accepting an offer €200 million duty free for two seasons.
The departure of Benzema from Real Madrid was made official today by the Spanish club through a statement in which the player’s passage through the merengue entity stands out and qualifies him as one of his “great legends”.
The Real Madrid statement
“He real Madrid FC and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to put an end to his brilliant and unforgettable stage as a player for our club. He real Madrid wants to show his gratitude and all his love to who is already one of our greatest legends”, says the text.
The French attacker received the proposal from the club Al Ittihad of Arab soccer last week and transferred it to the Madrid president Florentino Perezwith whom he met for several hours at the Ciudad Deportiva “in a summit that was also attended by his representative, Karim Djaziri and Juni Calafatone of the strong men of the white president”, specifies the newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Benzema, what played 14 seasons at Real Madridwill be fired next Sunday in the last game of the Spanish league 2023 at Santiago Bernabéu stadium against Athletic Bilbao.
The 35-year-old footballer current winner of the Ballon d’Or, celebrated 25 titles at the White House, including five European Champions Leagues (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022).
With that amount he tied the record of stars of the Brazilian Marcelo, and leaves Real Madrid being the second top scorer (353 goals) behind Cristiano Ronaldo (450) and as the foreigner who wore the white shirt the most times (647) and the fifth in total, only surpassed by other historical figures Raúl, Iker Casillas, Manolo Sanchís and Fernando Hierro.
in soccer Saudi Arabia Portuguese has been playing for a year Cristiano Ronaldo and the main leaders of that league tempted other European figures such as the Spanish Sergio Busquets and even Lionel Messi himselfcaptain of the Argentina team world champion in Qatar 2022.
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