Criticized for having yielded to the Saudi sirens, Karim Benzema received the support of Habib Beye, on the theme of the family to feed.
Karim Benzema closed his incredible story with Real Madrid this Sunday. The opportunity for the tricolor striker to score his 354th goal in the Madrid jersey and receive the ovation of the entire Santiago Bernabeu. After 14 years with the Merengue, the former Lyonnais decided to leave the club which put him on top of the world, despite the desire of its leaders to extend it.
After Cristiano Ronaldo last winter, Karim Benzema has decided to join Saudi Arabia, where a real golden bridge awaits him. The Frenchman has indeed been offered by the Al-Ittihad club a contract for two seasons plus an optional third with the key to an annual salary whose estimates vary between 100 and 200 million euros. What convince him to turn his back on the biggest club in the world and earn him severe criticism.
But for Habib Beye, the choice of Karim Benzema is understandable. “At 35, you have to think about your retraining and it is difficult. There is a family and when you are offered 200 million euros, it is impossible to refuse”, he thus launched on the set of the Canal Football Club. Words which in turn provoked outrage, KB9, after nearly two decades between Olympique Lyonnais and Real Madrid, seeming to be free from need.