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Football: Benzema officially announced by Al-Ittihad


Highlights: Karim Benzema signs three-year deal with Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. French international leaves Real Madrid after 14 seasons. Benzema is second top scorer in the history of Real Madrid (354 goals in 648 games) He was released from any contract by the Spanish giants on Tuesday. The 2022 Ballon d'Or winner spent 14 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu. He is the club's all-time top scorer with 648 goals in 1,071 games.

The Saudi club confirmed on Tuesday evening the arrival of the French international (35 years, 97 caps) in its ranks, from Real Madrid.

Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad, it's signed. The Saudi club has published a video on its social networks to announce the arrival of the French international (35 years, 97 caps), released from any contract by Real Madrid.


I can't wait to see you in Jeddah," said the former Lyonnais in the presentation video. He is also seen posing with his new tunic on which he is inscribed "2026". Benzema signed a three-year lease.

The 2022 Ballon d'Or bid farewell on Tuesday to the White House where he spent 14 seasons. The opportunity for president Florentino Perez and a handful of teammates to pay tribute to the second top scorer in the history of the club (354 goals in 648 games). "You have become one of the best of all time. We've seen you do amazing things with our jersey all over the world. And this will never be forgotten by any Madridista. We are all very proud of you," Pérez said.


"It's difficult to speak with so much emotion, but I wanted to thank Real Madrid and my teammates," Benzema said. It's time for me to leave and know another story."

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-06-06

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