Karim Benzema, the renowned global star, is the subject of rumors linking him to a potential move to Saudi Arabia.
- Karim Benzema linked to Saudi move
- Real Madrid striker’s potential exit
- Career shift for Benzema
What is the news?
As Benzema’s contract with Real Madrid approaches its end, it seems increasingly likely that he will leave the club. Both player and club have kept silent on the matter, but according to Gianluca di Marzio, Benzema’s departure is imminent, with the possibility of signing a highly lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia.
Rumors circulating in Spain suggest that Benzema is the next player in line to secure a lucrative deal in the Middle East. Speculation points to a potential two-year contract worth approximately 400 million euros. Moreover, Benzema would have the freedom to choose the city where he will reside and play. Additionally, he would retain all income from image rights, which, combined with the mega contract, could earn him an estimated 50 million euros per year.
It remains to be seen whether Benzema will indeed choose to continue his career outside of Madrid. Following a somewhat disappointing 2022-23 season marred by injuries, where he scored 18 goals in 23 LaLiga appearances, the French striker’s future is uncertain. Real Madrid’s exit from the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City saw Benzema playing a secondary role without making a significant impact.