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Real Madrid Set To Reward Karim Benzema With New Contract

Timothy Aiyeku



Karim Benzema

Immediate past European champions Real Madrid have concluded plans to offer star striker Karim Benzema a new contract that will secure his long-term future at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu.

According to popular Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid want to extend his contract by two years until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Karim Benzema has 18 months left on his current Real Madrid contract which will expire in 2021.

The French striker has stepped up for Real Madrid since former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to join Italian Serie A champions Juventus last summer in a club-record deal for sales.

Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus for an initial fee of €100m which was a club-record for player transfer for the Italians.

In the absence of Ronaldo, the responsibility of scoring goals has been on the shoulders of Karim Benzema and he has not disappointed till date.

Karim Benzema is the leading goalscorer in the Spanish La Liga this season after netting nine goals.

The French international is ahead of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno who are both on eight goals.

With the help of Karim Benzema, Real Madrid are joint top on the Spanish La Liga table with arch rivals Real Madrid.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.