Read Madrid are preparing to offer a new two-year contract extension to French forward Karim Benzema as per the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Los Blancos bought the 33-year-old back in 2009 from Olympique Lyonnais for €35 million. The forward has produced consistent performances over the past decade for the record European Champions, helping the club to achieve four UEFA Champions League triumphs and three La Liga titles including a few cup competitions.
The France international had been producing as a second fiddle alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. However, following the Portuguese’s departure, the Frenchman has taken the responsibility on his shoulders and became one of the most consistent performers, despite the recent problems of Los Blancos.
Benzema will prolong his stay at Real Madrid:
According to Fabrizio Romano, Los Blancos are ready to offer a new contract until 2023 to the 33-year-old in the next few days. The relationship between the two parties are great and following a great performance over the past two campaigns the Spanish giants consider that the player is untouchable.
Having suffered heavily because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Real Madrid are looking to offload some players to generate some transfer budget to bring in new faces to the club. After Sergio Ramos’ departure for free, another defender Raphael Varane was also sold to Manchester United for €50 million.
Meanwhile, Martin Odegaard, Isco and Mariano are all up for the sale to generate some transfer fee. Apart from interest from Arsenal for Odegaard, not many suitors are available for the other two players. So, Los Blancos might have to sell their stars for way cheaper at the back end of the transfer window.
Securing the future of Karim Benzema is an absolute necessity for Real Madrid. However, at this stage of his career, it would be hard for the Frenchman to carry Los Blancos by himself. So, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will have to sign a new world-class forward like Kylian Mbappe to support the fellow Frenchman in order to win the big prizes yet again.
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