Karim Benzema will sign a two-year deal with Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad, after confirming his exit from Real Madrid on Sunday.
The mercurial forward called time on his 14-year stint in the Spanish capital when Real announced his one-year extension clause in his contract would not be triggered.
Now a free agent, The Guardian has revealed that the Frenchman will complete a move to Saudi outfit Al-Ittihad for two years, with the option of one extra.
The report continues that documents have been signed with the Saudi champions, who have moved quickly to land the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner as the Gulf state’s ambitious transfer plans get underway.
Alongside Benzema, Al-Hilal are reportedly close to a world-record deal to land Lionel Messi, who is also available on a free, while up to seven other world superstars are being targeted by various other clubs.
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