Karim Benzema has received an offer from Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad to sign for them this summer. The Real Madrid captain has verbally agreed to a renewal with the Spanish side, but received a very lucrative financial offer from the Gulf State prior to their game against Sevilla.
The renewal until 2024 hasn’t been signed yet and isn’t valid. Which means that the Frenchman could end up leaving Madrid at the end of the season, when his current deal runs out.
Karim Benzema receives huge bid from Saudi Arabia
The 35-year-old has received an offer worth €100 million per season, with the ability to keep 100% of his image rights. He will also receive the luxury of having to pay no taxes, and the choice of his private residence based on where he wants to stay in the state. In addition, he is also expected to be an ambassador for the 2030 World Cup.
This season has been riddled with injuries for the reigning Ballon d’Or winner. However, he has scored 18 goals in La Liga and four goals in the Champions League, establishing himself as one of the top goalscorers from Spain.
A decision is expected very soon from Karim Benzema, after consultation with his agents and family. He will formally communicate his final call soon, with little ambiguity expected.
Benzema has maintained in the past that he wants to retire at Real Madrid, but such a tempting offer from Saudi Arabia could lure him away for a two-year spell.