Karim Benzema weighing up €100 million offer to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Pro League - GulfToday

Karim Benzema weighing up €100 million offer to leave Real Madrid for Saudi Pro League


Karim Benzema warms up ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second-leg football match in London. File/ AFP

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Expectations are that Frenchman Karim Benzema, the star of Real Madrid, will be a player in the Saudi Football League for the next season, after the player held a meeting on Wednesday with Florentino Perez, president of the Real Club.

According to Spanish newspapers, Ballon d'Or winner Benzema is inclined to accept the Saudi offer to play in the league.

He is being offered €100 million annually to play in Jeddah’s Al Jawharah Stadium, so-called “Radiant Jewel.”

Media reports that Benzema has been offered a two-year contract to move to an un-named team in the Saudi Pro League.

Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed that Al-Ittihad club is waiting for Benzema's response, as soon as possible.

Romano wrote that Benzema will receive €100 million annually in addition to bonuses.

As for journalist Carlos Carpio, deputy director of the Spanish newspaper Marca, he confirmed that all indications indicate that Benzema is closer to leaving Real Madrid than continuing.

Radio Cadena Ser added that the Real Madrid administration began searching for an alternative, as all eyes were on England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

However, the leading scorers in Spain's La Liga after Sunday's matches:

23: Lewandowski (Barcelona)
18: Benzema (Real Madrid)
16: Joselu (Espanyol)
15: Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Iglesias (Real Betis)
14: Muriqi (Real Mallorca), Unal (Getafe)
13: Morata (Atletico Madrid), Castellanos (Girona)
12: Aspas (Celta Vigo), Sorloth (Real Sociedad)
11: Jackson (Villarreal)
10: Braithwaite (Espanyol), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

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