Karim Benzema is undoubtedly a Real Madrid icon and one of the finest footballers of his generation. If he had been born in any other generation, perhaps he might have been the greatest player of them all.
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Karim Benzema bows out at Real Madrid
After 14 seasons at the club, the Frenchman is moving to the he Saudi Pro League with Al-Ittihad on a lucrative three-year contract. It’s understood that his compatriot, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, is also in negotiations with Al-Ittihad. No player in the history of Real Madrid Club de Futbol rgistered more assists than Benzema’s 165. That’s a true testament to the selfless type of player he was in the Spanish capital for all these years.
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Indeed, it’s a period of massive change for a number of veteran football legends. Lionel Messi is leaving PSG, reportedly also for the Saudi Pro League, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic yesterday announced his retirement from football.
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It’s certainly a new era in world football. We’ll be watching Karim Benzema’s progress in Saudi Arabia for sure.
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