Will leave, won’t leave? It was thought to be fixed Thursday evening, during the ceremony organized by the Spanish newspaper brand in tribute to his career, but Karim Benzema wanted to be evasive when addressing THE subject that everyone was waiting for. First of all when answering a little girl, who asked him if he was going to stay at real Madrid “At the moment I’m here (in Madrid), I’m training, I’m enjoying every day and Saturday (Sunday in reality) there is a match,” replied the French striker with a smile.
Relaunched a few minutes later, the tone was firmer. “Why am I going to talk about my future if I’m here? Those who speak are on the Internet and the reality is not the Internet, ”evaded KB9. The Madrid captain has been at the center of rumors for the past few days. His contract ends on June 30, but thanks to the Ballon d’Or won in 2022, he could automatically renew his commitment for a fifteenth season at Real, according to a clause included in his contract.
Except that according to the Spanish press, Benzema received a pharaonic offer from Saudi Arabia, who offered him 200 million euros over two seasons to attract him to his championship, like Cristiano Ronaldo. After the ceremony, brand took the opposite course by announcing that the French would finally stay at Real, and that he would honor his last year of contract. “This is what the two parties had planned for a long time, and what they have, moreover, signed”, specifies the sports daily.
“I’m very proud of my work and I really enjoy every training session, every match. That’s the most important thing: to have fun. When I go to Valdebebas, for me it’s not work, and the day it becomes work, I will say: “that’s enough”, affirmed the former French international. At the club since 2009, Benzema has gradually entered the legend of Real Madrid. He made his place in the top 5 of the best scorers in the history of the White House and is the player who, with Marcelo, has won the most trophies (25, including five titles in the Champions League and four in La Liga).