Karim Benzema and Real Madrid, is it over? Maybe. This is what many sources invite to think, while Saudi Arabia offers a golden bridge to the former player of Olympique Lyonnais. We were therefore entitled to wait for a confirmation... or a denial of the interested party, knowing that Benzema was to participate in a gala of the Madrid daily Marca this Thursday. Failure. "Why should I talk about the future? I'm at Real Madrid. The reality is not what is said on the internet," he said. He added: "I have a game on Saturday, a training session on Friday, so at the moment I'm in Madrid."
And next week? One thing is certain: the 2022 Ballon d'Or winner is "very proud of (his) work" and he "enjoys every moment in Madrid". "Going to Valdebebas to train is not a job. In my head, I love Madrid. Yesterday, today and tomorrow in training, "he swears, he whose attachment to Real Madrid is not feigned.
Five titles in C1
Transferred from OL to Real in 2009 for €35 million, Benzema, 35, is at the end of his contract at Casa Blanca. Five-time winner of the C1 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022) and four-time Spanish champion (2012, 2017, 2020, 2022), among others, he scored 353 goals and provided 165 assists in 647 matches under the immaculate tunic of the club chaired by Florentino Perez. "I was a kid when I arrived at Real Madrid, I was 21 years old... I just wanted to have fun and look at everything I won. There is no other club like Real," he said. It remains to be seen if the love story is over.