Karim Benzema is biggest names who join Saudi League

After Ronaldo, Karim Benzema is also biggest names who near to join Saudi League

Real Madrid number 9 shirt attacker will reportedly announce that he will leave giant Spanish club Madrid at the end of the season this afternoon.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Frenchman will confirm the news in a press conference, ending his legendary 14-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.

It comes as the Frenchman looks set to join former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia – following reports earlier this week that he had been offered a two-year deal by an undisclosed club. £345m was offered.

Benzema will go down as one of the club’s greatest-ever players, scoring 353 goals in 647 appearances and winning countless trophies – including a record five Champions League titles.

Although Real Madrid captain played his last game for the dream club after signing for the season in a post on Instagram after suffering an injury in his foot.

It remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will play their final match of the season against Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Benzema appearing in it.

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However, concerns were raised that the 35-year-old is yet to announce his future.

If the reports are correct and Benzema is handed a two-year deal worth £345m, the shock deal would effectively match Cristiano Ronaldo’s current £173m-a-year contract at Al Nasser.

It was also claimed that Benzema’s signing would help the country’s strategy to land the 2030 World Cup – and the Frenchman could become an ambassador for the competition.

If they win the bidding rights to the tournament, held jointly with Turkey and Greece, Benzema could potentially earn a hefty sum if he takes on the role of ambassador for the competition.

Earlier this month, Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid would look to sign a new striker in anticipation of Benzema’s departure, with his age being a key factor.

Ronaldo was the first big-name player to make the move late last year and has been making waves in the Gulf nation.

Al Nasr finished second in the league during his first season, but that did not stop Ronaldo from welcoming the prospect of a top-flight future in the country.

Ronaldo Said:

After some time, I think the Saudi Premier League league will be included in the top five leagues in the world but they need time and struggle, the league needs experienced footballers. But I believe this Saudia has amazing potential power. They have amazing people and I think the league will be very good.’

Since joining Madrid from Lyon for £25million in 2009, Benzema has finished second in the club’s all-time scoring charts – behind only Ronaldo who scored 450.

Karim often played second biggest name to Ronaldo before his departure from Juventus in 2018. But the striker has ensured that the club will not miss the Portuguese superstar’s absence and has helped propel the team to further success.

He enjoyed the best season of his career last year, scoring 44 goals as Los Blancos beat Liverpool to win both the La Liga title and the Champions League. He won one Ballon d’Or gong for the first time in his illustrator career.