Saturday, December 2, 2023

Benzema To Leave Real Madrid After 14 Years

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 The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner’s contract in the Spanish capital expires at the end of the month, with no agreement reached on an extension.

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After reports suggested that he had already communicated to Real Madrid his decision to leave for a mega-money move to Saudi Arabia, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that the Frenchman will go public with this announcement on Thursday.

Benzema will earn a reported €400 million (£346m/$439m) over the course of a two-year contract with Saudi side Al-Ittihad.

The Jeddah club were crowed Saudi Pro League champions this season, finishing five points clear of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr. Benzema’s deal will also see him act as an ambassador for the country’s 2030 World Cup bid.

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Benzema, 35, joined Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has won five Champions League titles and four La Liga crowns, among a plethora of other trophies. He has scored 353 goals in all competitions as he clocked up 647 appearances for the club.

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