After several rumors this week about Mbappe’s signing, Real Madrid are preparing a new contract to his currently striker, Karim Benzema. The French players is very happy at Madrid and he wants to continue a few years more in the capital of Spain. Los Blancos and Zinedine Zidane have arrived to the conclusion that Karim Benzema should be the next player who renews his contract, despite Florentino Pérez is thinking in a signing of another striker after Morata’s departure.
Karim Benzema has a contract until 2019 and Florentino Pérez wants to close his renewal with the goal of having the French striker in the next seasons. According to Marca, Real Madrid will renew the striker although they sign Kylian Mbappé. Benzema is one of the most valued players by his teammates and that’s why the club will do a big effort in his renewal. The player will renew for a five seasons deal, until 2022, this means that he will be at Real Madrid until he is 34 years old.
This renewal will be accompanied by a considerable increase in his salary because he is a very important player for Zidane and the French manager wants to count with him for the next years. Benzema will also be the fourth captain of the club this season, being a player who has been linked with Los Blancos since his signing form Olympique Lyon seven years ago.
In the toughest moments for Benzema, Zidane has always defended his player. Although last year he was the first change in the attack in the crucial games, the French manager trusts in him, being a key player in his line-up. In fact, Benzema played last season 29 games in the regular season and 12 in Champions League, despite he didn’t have his best year. Do you think it’s a good idea to renew Karim Benzema?