According to a recent report from L’Equipe, Karim Benzema is close to signing a new one-year deal with Real Madrid.
It comes on a wave of rampant speculation about the veteran’s future. Both Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with the intention of signing the Frenchman, but so far there has been no official confirmation one way or the other.
Benzema has spent a lot of time establishing himself as one of Real Madrid’s greatest strikers and it looks like he wants to keep that trend going rather than trying his hand in the Premier League.
One would assume that at the age of 35, this is the last major opportunity he has to make such a leap. It would be quite risky given that he is no longer in the prime of his career, but he has proven time and time again that he can defy the odds when it counts.