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Karim Benzema signs three-year deal with Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad



Benzema, new Al Ittihad player

Benzema, new Al Ittihad player

Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema signs three-year contract with Saudi club Al Ittihad The season will begin, a Jeddah team source told AFP on Tuesday.

“Benzema has signed a three-year deal with Al Itihad from next season,” said the source.

Announcement will be made in the next few days Real Madrid have announced the departure of the striker after 14 seasons.

Benzema joins Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo in Arabia, signed with Al Nasr at the end of December last year. Leo Messi could also land in the country after ending his contract with PSG.

Benzema, who joined Real Madrid in 2009 at the age of 21, left the Merengue club with 25 trophies to his name, joining Brazilian Marcelo as the man with the most trophies in the white coat.

The Arabian Peninsula kingdom, which has been criticized for human rights abuses, is determined to use football to improve its international image and has oil money plentiful to feed its ambitions.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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