Benzema Signs Al Ittihad Deal : Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad has signed a contract with French football player Karim Benzema for three seasons, according to Al Alarabiya sources.
On Sunday, Real Madrid said the Ballon d’Or winner will leave the club as a free agent in the close season after 14 trophy-laden years.
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The 35-year-old Frenchman had looked set to stay at the Spanish club for one more year after a 2022-23 season in which he struggled with injuries and missed out on France’s World Cup campaign in Qatar due to another injury.
However, an offer estimated by media to be worth more than 100 million euros ($107.05 million) from Saudi Arabia has reportedly made him reconsider his future.
The talented footballer netted 354 goals in 648 games from 2009/10 to 2022/23 seasons.
“You have managed to move all of us who love football. You are a different footballer and it is true that some took time to understand you” , Florentino Perez said on Tuesday during the farewell ceremony of the striker.
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