A few hours after making an emotional farewell to Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is already looking to his new life. Karim Benzema has officially signed a three-year contract with Saudi club Al-Ittihad. To immortalize this moment, the Ballon d'Or 2022 then posed with the jersey of his new club.
The first photo of Karim Benzema with the Al-Ittihad 📸 shirt pic.twitter.com/eh0ScbhU5E
— CANAL+ Foot (@CanalplusFoot) June 6, 2023
For the Saudi club, the Frenchman's recruitment has been described as "the most impactful transfer in the club's history... ». For Benzema, this new adventure begins with his few words: "I am delighted to discover a new football league in a different country... »
Benzema is here 🤩✍️
A new tiger will roar 🐅
Welcome to Ittihad!#Benzema2Ittihad#here2inspireKSA pic.twitter.com/I3GEm90fRB
— Ittihad Club (@ittihad_en) June 6, 2023
The former Real striker explained his choice: "I feel now that the time has come for a new challenge and a new project. Whenever I've visited Saudi Arabia, I've always felt such warmth and love from fans and people. I can't wait to join my new teammates and, with them, help take this incredible club and the game in Saudi Arabia to new levels. »
"It now feels the time is right for a new challenge and project. Every time I've visited Saudi Arabia I've always felt such warmth and love from the fans and people. I am looking forward to joining my new teammates and, together with them, help take this amazing club and the game...
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 6, 2023