Real Madrid transfer news: Spanish giants close to Benzema deal

Real Madrid hoping to agree new deal with French striker

Real Madrid hoping to agree new deal with French striker

Real Madrid are hoping to tie down Karim Benzema to a new deal, according to reports in the Mirror. The 35-year-old had been rumored to be leaving the club this summer, as Saudi clubs were circling for his signature.

However, Benzema still feels as though he has one more season at the top level of European soccer, and has reportedly agreed to a fresh one-year deal to keep him in the Spanish capital until the end of next season.

Real Madrid hoping to tie down top scorer

Benzema’s future at the club had been questioned, as it was reported that a number of Saudi clubs were looking to make a lucrative offer to the Frenchman. However, a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle East now looks incredibly unlikely at the end of this season.

The striker has enjoyed another stellar year with Real Madrid this term, as he has netted 18 goals across all competitions. Benzema looks set to play a pivotal role in the final months of the season, as the Spanish club looks to retain their Champions League title.

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