Karim Benzema may not end his career at Real Madrid, nor certainly at Lyon. At 35, the French striker could follow in the footsteps of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo and discover the Saudi Arabian championship. According to the Spanish press, the Saudi Pro League would offer crazy conditions to the French star with a salary of 100 million euros net per year. He could also choose the club where he wants to play.
Initially under contract until the end of this season, Karim Benzema benefited from an automatic activation of an additional year after obtaining the Golden Ball. However, the Madrid club would be ready to let go of their striker if the latter wishes.
According to The Athletic, Real have confirmed that they have received an offer from Saudi Arabia. Better, the club would even know the decision of KB9. A Real player confirms that the Merengue club will not oppose Benzema’s departure.
25 titles won with Real
According to El Larguero, things seem to be going fast since Benzema’s entourage does not deny that he could say goodbye this week. Cadena Ser radio even claims that Real fans are already organizing a celebration for the last match of the season on Sunday (6:30 p.m.) against Athletic Bilbao.
The arrival of Benzema is part of a vast program established by Saudi Arabia with the aim of winning the organization of the 2030 World Cup. Moreover, the French player could become one of the ambassadors of this project.
Arrived in 2009 at Real Madrid, the former French international (97 caps, 37 goals) won 25 titles including five Champions Leagues and four Spanish championships.