Agent: What would Karim Benzema do in Manchester?

Agent: What would Karim Benzema do in Manchester?

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema’s agent has said the France and Real Madrid striker is happy at his club and has no intention of leaving for Manchester United.

Reports have circulated in recent days that Karim Djaziri met with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in a London hotel to discuss a possible transfer.

But speaking to Marca, Djaziri claimed the stories couldn’t be further from the truth and Benzema wants to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his career.

He stated: “I haven’t met with any club in London. Not with United and not with anyone else. We haven’t held talks with anyone other than Real Madrid.

“What is Karim going to do in Manchester? He’s happy in Madrid. He doesn’t want to leave. Benzema would only leave if Real Madrid told him he was surplus to requirements, because he isn’t going to leave of his own accord. Karim wants to see out his contract. He wants to retire at Real Madrid.”

Benzema joined Madrid in 2009 and has netted 133 times for Los Blancos in six seasons. He has been linked with Arsenal in the past, and the Gunners are said to be interested this summer too. United are though to be keen to add him into any deal involving David de Gea moving to Real.