Official: Karim Benzema confirms Real Madrid departure for 250,000 PER DAY contract

Karim Benzema will leave Real Madrid after 14 years with the Spanish giants, it has been confirmed, after he received a mammoth offer to join Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia for next season.

The Frenchman, who will turn 36 years old this year, is out of contract this summer and had been expected to sign a new deal with the Spanish giants. However, a recent offer by Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad has changed things, and he is now expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, joining Ronaldo in the middle east on a proposed two year deal.

According to some sources, he will earn almost 2m euros a week on a two year deal that has the aim of making the Saudi League one of the best in world football, and could yet also include Lionel Messi before the end of the summer.

Benzema will leave Madrid as the Los Blancos second top scorer of all-time with 353 goals in 647 games, behind only Ronaldo, while he is also the current holder of the Ballon D’or due to his contribution helping Real Madrid to another Champions League title, his fifth in fourteen years.

It means that their clash with Atletic Bilbao will be his final game in the legendary white of Madrid, and he is sure to receive a heroes farewell along with several other players that are departing, including Marco Asensio, who is move to Paris Saint Germain.

It is also set to change Real Madrid’s summer transfer plans, with a striker now a major priority.

Los Blancos have already agreed a deal to bring teenage sensation Endrick to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2024, when the player turns 18, but require cover in the more short term to bridge the gap.

They have been linked with a move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane in recent days, along with free agent Roberto Firmino as they look to bolster what is now a threadbare front line.

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