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Karim left Real Madrid on personal request after a million dollar offer from Arab football
Saudi Club Al Ittihad French announced the signing this Tuesday Karim Benzema till 2026 after being captain Real Madrid He bid farewell to his fans after 14 seasons. The Spanish press speculated Benzema will receive $200 million for this operation.
“I’m happy to see you in Jeddah,” the Algerian-born Frenchman said in Arabic at the end of the announcement video, referring to the Saudi coastal city that will host his new team for the next three seasons.
“Benzema is from Ittihad,” the Saudi club said in a brief tweet on its official Twitter account, which provided the video. Benzema He signed a new contract with the black and yellow kit he wears and the number 2026 displayed on it.
Karim Benzema He said goodbye today Real Madrid As the player who has won the most titles in the history of the White club, who is proud to have made history at “the best club in the world”, he admitted that his “dream” was to retire in White, but opted for “another opportunity” to open up. For him in Arabian football.
Benzema Thus connecting with other football stars Cristiano RonaldoThe Saudi league is recruiting millions of euros in its new campaign to develop the country.
The amount charged is not known. BenzemaSaudi state television this week Al Izbariya It indicated that it was a “registration” agreement without elaborating.
This is how Benzema was fired from Madridismo
Karim Benzema He posted a farewell message Real Madrid On his social networks, a few hours after the event prepared for him by the club in the sports city, he assured that it was a “privilege” to protect the white team for fourteen years with “deep gratitude”.
“Madridistas, after many years here, the time has come to say goodbye to the club that has become my home, Real Madrid. I have the privilege of wearing this famous shirt and representing this iconic club,” Benzema wrote.
“I am very grateful to my president, my teammates, coaches, staff and everyone who has been a part of my journey. Real Madrid. His unconditional support and belief was essential to my development as a player and as a person.”
Karim left Real Madrid As per personal request, at 35 years old to start a new phase in Arabia. “Even if I leave Real MadridI will always have a part of this club in my heart. It will always be a part of my life and I will continue to follow the successes of this extraordinary team,” he said.
Finally, he gave a special thank you to Real Madrid fans: “Thank you all for the love and support you have given me all these years. I say goodbye with deep gratitude and an emotional farewell. Hello Madrid! With my love”.