Suara.com – Karim Benzema will reportedly announce his decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of this season, according to the Daily Mail report on Thursday (1/6/2023).
The French forward will reportedly hold a press conference to announce his decision, which will end his 14-year stay with Real Madrid.
Benzema is rumored to be joining former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to play in Saudi Arabia, following reports earlier this week that he had been offered a two-year contract worth £345 million by an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia.
However, ESPN reports that Benzema will join Al-Ittihad, the club who beat Ronaldo’s Al-Nasr in the Saudi Pro League trophy.
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Benzema will leave Real Madrid in the status of a club legend after scoring 353 goals in 647 appearances.
He enjoyed the best season of his career last year, scoring 44 goals as Los Blancos clinched the LaLiga title and Champions League by beating Liverpool. This earned him the 2022 Ballon d’Or award.
In total, Benzema has won four LaLiga titles and five Champions League trophies in nearly a decade and a half strengthening Madrid.
News of Benzema’s departure comes hours after Paris Saint-Germain announced that Lionel Messi would play his last game for the French club on Saturday (3/6).
Lionel Messi was also recently reported to have received a fantastic offer to play in Saudi Arabia, following his rival Cristiano Ronaldo. (BETWEEN)
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