While Karim Benzema pondered his future, Cristiano Ronaldo tried to convince the French striker to join him in Saudi Arabia, where Al-Ittihad was going to offer him a golden contract.
This is the burning issue this early summer. Where will Karim Benzema play next season? The French striker is currently fully considering his future after receiving a very important offer from Saudi Arabia. And the Al-Ittihad club, who had just been crowned champions, was going to offer him a two-year contract with a net salary of 200 million euros, that is, 100 million euros per year. Something that must be seriously considered in the former Lyon, who may consider leaving Real Madrid, who joined him in the summer of 2009.
And to implement his decision, he would exchange several times with Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he played for several years in Spain and who joined the rival Al-Nasr club last January. The five-pointed golden ball would have given him information about the Saudi championship and also about life in the Gulf country.
It seems that the arguments presented by the Portuguese convinced Karim Benzema. The tri-coloured striker (35), eager to sign one last big contract before the end of his career, has decided to give the adventure a try and should announce his selection in the next few hours or days. A party in his honor is even scheduled for Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu on the sidelines of the last game of the season against Athletic Bilbao.