Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema's future has yet to be discussed, although the situation has changed from the France international, who has regained his form in recent days.
Benzema returned to his normal goalscoring and a remarkable performance that deserved him last season's Ballon d'Or, and stressed that he is still the main element that coach Carlo Ancelotti and the "Merengue" were looking for to achieve successes and victories.
Based on this, it is almost certain – according to the Spanish newspaper "Marca" – that Real offer Benzema to extend his contract for an additional year, and that his future at the "Santiago Bernabeu" is not in doubt.
Although the former Lyon striker's contract expires on June 30, he has entered into negotiations with the management of the capital club Madrid to extend for an additional year. According to Marca, the 2023-2024 season could be his last as the Madrid club signed Brazilian striker Indrick, and he is still looking for a way to lure Norwegian giant Erling Haaland after the failure of the transfer of French Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
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Benzema has been quoted as thinking too much about the offer from Saudi Arabia, but millions of euros have not changed his mind about staying with Los Blancos for at least one more season.
It seems that the Frenchman will not be among those who make the move to Saudi Arabia, which Cristiano Ronaldo did in the winter mercato, as he still has a lot to offer in La Liga.
The story between Saudi Arabia and Benzema does not end with a football show, as it also includes the launch of a football academy bearing the striker's name and photo.
The agreement could go further, as Saudi Arabia and Benzema are in perfect harmony, but he wants to play for Real at least until the summer of 2024.
If Benzema's contract is renewed, it would mean that he played 15 seasons with the "Royal", during which he won 24 titles, and this number is likely to rise.
Benzema, 35, was Real's top scorer firmly on doubts about his physical condition by scoring a hat-trick (twice) in four days, one of them at rivals Barcelona.