“Don’t Think Twice. Go for the Bag”: Benzema Told to Leave Real Madrid for Lucrative Move in Saudi

“Don’t Think Twice. Go for the Bag”: Benzema Told to Leave Real Madrid for Lucrative Move in Saudi

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 31, 2023 at 11:36 AM
  • Karim Benzema might be heading to Saudi Arabia
  • He has been offered a mouthwatering deal from the Middle East nation
  • The current Ballon d'Or holder is reportedly becoming increasingly uneasy at Real Madrid

Karim Benzema has been advised to consider swapping Europe for the Middle East as reports linking him to Saudi club Al Ittihad continue to swirl.

Benzema's existing contract with Madrid is set to expire this summer, and although several reports have claimed that a renewal for the upcoming season has been agreed upon, there has been no official announcement as of yet.

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Karim Benzema has been linked with a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad. Photo credit: @96King/Twitter @ESPNFC/Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to Football Espana, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has called on the Frenchman to discuss his future following growing reports of a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia.

The 35-year-old, who has endured a topsy-turvy campaign, has reportedly been presented with a contract surpassing €400 million (£346m/$439m) for a span of two seasons, GOAL reports.

Additionally, this agreement includes compensation for his role as an ambassador in the upcoming World Cup bid. Reports of Benzema's purported mega contract have left tongues wagging on social media, with many urging the current Ballon d'Or holder to ditch Europe for the money bag in the Middle East.

Fans advise Benzema to leave

A devout Real Madrid fan, @FAROUKATIPAGA, told Benzema:

"Benz, don’t think twice. Just go. You have won everything at club level with the best club in the world. Nothing to prove to anyone again. Go for the bag, Alhaji."

@Irunnia_ reasoned:

"These Saudi teams are crazy rich. What is Benzema still doing in Madrid? €100 per season is crazy, and he doesn’t have to pay tax. The money is all his. He’s won everything, after all."

@kwaku_majesty_ added:

"He should leave and go for the big bag."

@Jack_at_joat reckons Benzema will eventually be tempted to join Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League:

"He's done it all. He takes the 100m a year. Who the hell wouldn't at that age?"

@Supreme_Utd rehashed the suggestions of most fans:

"Secure the bag, Benzema. You have won it all already."

Benzema receives lucrative offer

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema could be on his way to Saudi Arabia - if recent reports are anything to go by.

The 35-year-old signed a one-year contract extension to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last season but is also said to have received a €200 million offer to the Middle East.

The current Ballon d'Or holder has had a hit-and-miss season as Los Blancos have only won one of the three trophies they were vying for, along with the Club World Cup.

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