Real Madrid has confirmed that their star striker, Karim Benzema, will be leaving the club this summer. The 35-year-old’s contract is set to expire, and after much speculation about his future, it has been decided that he will not be renewing his contract with the club.
Benzema’s Journey with Real Madrid
Benzema joined Real Madrid from Lyon in the summer of 2009. Since then, he has made a remarkable 647 appearances for the club, scoring 353 goals and providing 165 assists. His final outing for the club will be against Athletic Club on Sunday, where he could potentially add to his impressive tally.
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Despite interest from Saudi Arabia and the possibility of extending his stay at Real Madrid, Benzema has decided to move on. The club released a statement expressing their gratitude and affection for Benzema, stating, “Karim Benzema’s career at Real Madrid has been an example of behaviour and professionalism, and has represented the values of our club. Karim Benzema has earned the right to decide his future.“
A Tribute to Benzema
To honor Benzema’s contributions to the club, Real Madrid will hold an institutional act of tribute and farewell on Tuesday, June 6, at Real Madrid City. The club’s president, Florentino Perez, will be present at the event.
What’s Next for Benzema?
The future of Benzema is yet to be decided. However, with his departure from Real Madrid confirmed, it is certain that the next chapter of his career will be eagerly watched by football fans around the world.