Karim Benzema has been Real Madrid’s captain for the past two seasons but the Frenchman may be on his way out of the club as Paris Saint-Germain have shown an interest in the World Cup winner. The 33-year-old was Los Blancos’ top scorer this season which is one of the main reasons for their success in the early parts of the season. Kylian Mbappe transfer news: PSG are determined to keep the star forward.
According to a report from the NationalKarim Benzema may be on the way to Real Madrid to follow Erling Haaland next summer. PSG is understood to be interested in the Frenchman as the Ligue 1 giants want the 33-year-old back to France and the forward would prefer a move to the Parisians over Newcastle United. Thierry Henry thinks Lionel Messi is isolated at PSG, says ‘He’s less on the ball’.
According to the publication, Newcastle United has identified Karim Benzema as the ideal signing after his Saudi takeover and wants him to lead the new multi-million team, however, the 33-year-old is not interested in moving to the Premier League team. But he would prefer a move to Paris Saint-Germain, who wants to include the striker with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi.
However, Karim Benzema’s move to Paris Saint-Germain depends on Erling Haaland’s arrival at Real Madrid. Los Blancos are one of the many European teams waiting in line for the signing of the Norwegian striker, whose release clause of 75 million will be activated after the end of the current season.
The Frenchman has a contract with Real Madrid until 2023 and wants to continue at the club more than that, but the arrival of Erling Haaland may make things difficult, according to the publication, Karim Benzema does not want to compete for the starting point and prefers to play where he is the first striker.
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