Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema is close to leaving Real Madrid, according to Diario AS. The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is reportedly set to join the Saudi Pro League, with an unnamed club reportedly offering him €400 million for two years.
Benzema has joined Los Blancos since the summer of 2009. The Frenchman has done it at the club, scoring 419 goals and adding 192 assists in 795 games over 14 seasons.
The France international also won 24 major trophies for Real Madrid, including four La Liga titles and five UEFA Champions League trophies. He has also formed lethal partnerships with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the past and more recently with Vinicius Jr. and Rodryg.
Karim Benzema’s chapter in the Spanish capital could be coming to an end. Madrid Xtra posted a statement on Twitter with Diario AS as the source, saying:
“Karim Benzema: close to leaving Real Madrid. The Saudi Arabian club offers him 400 million euros for 2 years and he will have the opportunity to become an ambassador for the 2030 World Cup.”
The striker will not be the first Ballon d’Or winner to venture into the Saudi Pro League. Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in January on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Karim Benzema is still good enough to play at the highest level, having scored 30 goals in 42 games this season. Los Blancos will have a tough time replacing a player of his caliber if he decides to leave.