Real Madrid move to keep goal machine Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu by handing him a new deal until 2023… including a staggering release clause worth €1BILLION
- Karim Benzema has signed a new contract to keep him at Real Madrid until 2023
- The France forward’s amended terms including a release clause for a billion euros
- The 33-year-old has been Madrid’s top scorer in each of the last three campaigns
- Madrid have acted decisively ahead of the expiry of the striker’s previous terms
Real Madrid have handed serial top scorer Karim Benzema a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023 – including a release clause worth €1 billion.
The France forward’s contract was due to expire next summer, and the La Liga giants have moved to ensure that they do lose their evergreen leading marksman.
Deadly Benzema has top-scored for Madrid for the past three seasons and bagged a brace against Alaves on the opening day of the new campaign to prove his potency yet again.
Real Madrid have given Karim Benzema new terms to avoid losing him at the end of this season
The prolific France star has won the Champions League four times during his time with Madrid
Club bosses were keen to ensure there was no repeat of club legend Sergio Ramos’s departure when the captain’s deal expired earlier this year.
Negotiators have all but ruled out any prospect of the 33-year-old leaving the club before the deal expires by specifying that suitors will have to pay €1 billion to sign Benzema.
Benzema joined Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has gone on to notch 281 goals in 560 appearances, making him the club’s fifth-top scorer of all time.
The tireless 33-year-old talisman has won the Champions League four times and a hat-trick of Liga titles among a glittering haul since arriving at Los Blancos.
Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps restored Benzema to his squad for Euro 2020, and the 87-cap hotshot repaid him with four goals at the finals.
Madrid are top of the early Liga table thanks to their emphatic 4-1 victory in their first game of the season.