Newcastle United have reportedly joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Real Madrid’s goal machine Karim Benzema.
According to a report from a Catalan publication the NationalNewcastle United have expressed interest in securing the inclusion of Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema, who is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain.
Benzema has grown into one of the best strikers of the modern era since arriving at Real Madrid in 2009 from Olympique Lyonnais. So far, the 33-year-old has stolen 293 goals and 152 assists from 574 matches, winning a host of titles and trophies during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
While he was a critical player in eggs Throughout his career, Benzema has had to work under the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo, but he has come on his own since the Portuguese left in 2018. The Frenchman has easily been Real Madrid’s best player in the past three years and enjoyed an amazing start in 2021/22 seasons, scoring 14 goals in 15 match.
Benzema signed a new contract with Real Madrid earlier this year, extending his stay at the club until 2023. Although he will turn 34 next month, the France international is seen as an essential part of the setup at the Bernabeu. However, that did not stop clubs from registering interest in his services.
Paris Saint-Germain was credited with signing Benzema recently They are seeking to strengthen their attacking unit next summer. It is believed Mauro Icardi is on his way out of the Parc des Princes soon. Parisians They also face the possibility of losing star Kylian Mbappe, who is in the last year of his contract with the club, and by chance is Real Madrid’s priority goal.
With the opportunity to create two vacancies in the attacking division, PSG identified Benzema as an option to boost their roster. But, they are now joined by Newcastle United in their search for the Real Madrid veteran.
Backed by the massive acquisition of millions by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Magpies is planning to make some big moves in the transfer market in the upcoming windows. The idea is to survive relegation in the Premier League this season before striving for impressive additions in the summer of next year, as the centre-forward team needs a boost.
In fact, Newcastle don’t have any reliable scorer in their midst other than Callum Wilson, who just so happens to be injury prone. So, the big-name striker would be a great addition to the Tyneside giants, and Benzema has emerged as an option for the club’s wealthy owners, Together with Icardi from Paris Saint-Germain, among other things.
However, Benzema is not interested in signing for Newcastle according to the report. However, it also states that the 33-year-old may consider a move to Paris Saint-Germain as he is believed to be unhappy with Real Madrid’s pursuit of Erling Haaland. It remains to be seen if the France international will continue in Spain next season or decide to go on a new adventure.