At 35, after entering the history of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema has decided to continue his career in Saudi Arabia, where he will receive an exceptional jackpot of 200 million euros.
There ” reality ” of Karim Benzema will be written in Saudi Arabia. At 35, the Ballon d’Or 2022 has agreed to continue his career in the Gulf, since the real Madrid announced the departure of its star captain, Sunday noon, a few hours before the last match of the Merengues season (6:30 p.m.). Arrived in 2009, he is the 2nd top scorer in the history of Casa Blanca behind Cristiano Ronaldo, with 353 goals.
“KB9” had agreed to extend the Madrid adventure for a 15th season, but, earlier this week, a representative of the Saudi championship submitted an offer of 200 million euros for two seasons, with an optional 3rd year, as indicated Sport.es. Saudi Arabia is clearly determined to repatriate former glories of European football, having given 400 million to Ronaldo and offered a billion to Lionel Messi.
A tenfold salary for the Nueve?
The Lyonnais then informed his faithful president Florentino Pérez, who advised him to take his time to decide, authorizing him to leave despite the agreement reached for a lease extension until 2024. did not refuse this colossal offer, he who has never claimed the biggest salary at Real. His last contract offered him 13 million euros per year, or just over 8 million net.
Benzema will thus fly to Saudi Arabia and more precisely to Jeddah, the country’s second city, on the shores of the Red Sea, and one hour from Mecca, the holy city of Islam. He will sign with Al-Ittihad, which has just been crowned champion ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr. Benzema will soon have the biggest salary in the history of French sport, Kylian Mbappé being at 70 million euros gross at PSG.