French striker Karim Benzema has renewed his contract with Real Madrid CF till the year 2023. This comes as welcome news for the Los Blancos fans who have lost several of their veteran players this season including the likes of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.
Striker Karim Benzema had a fantastic season last year and was the guiding light for Madrid at the front of the attack. Moreover, his performances impressed French coach Didier Deschamps as well, he got a callback into the national team for the UEFA Euros 2020.
New coach Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping Karim Benzema can show the same vigour and excellence under him as he did for Zinedine Zidane. Benzema scored a total of 23 goals and delivered nine assists in the 34 games he played in La Liga. Popular transfer window spokesman Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the news that Benzema has agreed to renew his contract.
In addition, he was crucial for them in the UEFA Champions League as well – six goals from 10 matches. Since the departure of the club’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema has taken the responsibility to lead the attacking line.
Moreover, with the departure of the club captain Ramos, Benzema has been handed over the captain’s armband. Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez has often cited his wish of seeing the 33-year-old player retire at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.