It’s protected to say Karim Benzema’s future at Actual Madrid is safe.
The striker, who’s been on the membership since 2009, has renewed his contract on the Bernabeu till June 2023.
There are at all times methods round signing gamers who’ve just a few years left on their contracts however any membership involved in buying Benzema can be set again an eye-watering quantity.
AS, reviews that the Frenchman’s launch clause stands at €1billion (£857million).
Benzema, 33, underlined his significance to the crew in Actual’s LaLiga opener as he fired in two targets throughout their 4-1 win at Deportivo Alaves final weekend.
He turns into the sixth Actual Madrid participant to increase his contract this summer season, with Luka Modric, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez and Thibaut Courtois have all committing their futures to the membership.
Nonetheless, they’ve mentioned goodbye to Martin Odegaard, who has signed a five-year cope with Arsenal.
It must be famous Actual Madrid could have first refusal on the participant they signed as a 16-year-old again in 2015 ought to Arsenal promote him.
Gunners legend Ray Parlour believes it is a whole lot for his former membership – even when James Maddison might have been Mikel Arteta’s choice.
“For the cash, it’s a good signing. I don’t assume we’ve seen the very best out of him but,” he instructed talkSPORT Breakfast.
“They know him as a participant, they’ve seen him practice every day so know precisely what they’re getting.
“He was a wonderkid when he went to Actual Madrid and probably hasn’t bought to the place he must be.
“They had been determined for a No.10 and he was the one out there. Maddison was in all probability the one they needed, however perhaps Leicester didn’t wish to promote him as they’re making an attempt to get that high 4 or he may need been an excessive amount of cash.
“Odegaard, for the cash, with the switch market on the cash, isn’t a nasty deal.”
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