Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Karim Benzema on extending his contract, sources have confirmed 90 minutes.
the The 35-year-old’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu was due to expire this summer and he had been pondering his options after a scintillating career in the Spanish capital.
But the current Ballon d’Or holder who scored the winning goal for Real Madrid in their own country 1-0 win over Liverpool Wednesday night – which secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals – has now agreed a 12-month contract extension, 90 minutes understand.
Benzema had attracted interest from a number of different parties, from clubs in Saudi Arabia to his old club Lyon, but he will spend the fifteenth season at Real Madrid after previously hinting that he would be willing to sign a new deal.
“I’m at real madrid. I enjoy it, like any other player who can play for Madrid. “What happens in football, we don’t know,” the Frenchman said earlier in the season.
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It is understood that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has pushed the club’s hierarchy to agree new terms with Benzemadespite concerns elsewhere about his age, he said over the weekend: “We have to take into account Benzema’s age, but also what he brings. He’s nine. He did well at the start of the season and will do well after that season.
“For me, Karim is a Real Madrid player for life, I’m clear about what will happen next year.”
Benzema is one of the most decorated soccer players in recent history. In addition to The golden ball In 2022, he won the Champions League on five occasions with Real Madrid, won the Spanish League four times and 14 other championships in the domestic and continental cups.
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