Stop asking!… Ballon d’Or winner, not going to Saudi Arabia

Karim Benzema

plans to stay at Real Madrid until 2024.

Although it bloomed late, the results were very spectacular. Though considered a good enough player before, Benzema’s true ‘heyday’ came in the 2018-19 season, when Cristiano Ronaldo left and Gareth Bale lost his place in the team. Previously awarded the humiliating title of ‘linkage striker’, Benzema exploded his scoring prowess in the 2018-19 season, scoring 21 league goals.

Last season was at its peak. Benzema, who scored 27 league goals and 15 goals in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), became the top scorer in both Spanish La Liga and UCL for the first time in his personal career and led the team to the championship. Based on this performance, he had the best moment of his life by winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or.

Benzema’s skills are still there. Although he has been somewhat slower than last season due to his injury, he has scored 25 goals, including in cup competitions. In the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona last time, he achieved a hat-trick and led the team to the final. 스포츠토토

Benzema, who became a ‘legend’ of Real Madrid. But as he grew older, talk of his future came and went. Benzema’s current contract with Real Madrid runs until June 2023. Of course, discussions on a one-year contract extension are still ongoing and are flowing positively. However, as the official has not come out, Benzema’s future is still uncertain.

In this situation, Saudi Arabia approached. Saudi Arabia, which revealed its ambitions with Cristiano Ronaldo, has since been associated with Ronaldo’s colleagues one by one. Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Benzema. American ‘CBS Sports’ said, “Not only Lionel Messi, but also Modric, Ramos, and Benzema received a huge offer from Saudi Arabia.”

It was even said that the situation was optimistic. The media said, “Al Ittihad made an offer to Benzema, and Benzema is said to be optimistic about it, as he will leave the team when his contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season.”

But Benzema was not interested in going to Saudi Arabia. According to Spanish media ‘Marca’, Benzema clearly expressed his intention to ‘reject’ the Saudi offer, and he revealed his position that he would remain at Real until at least 2024.

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