French forward Karim Benzema is reportedly ready to sign an extension of his new contract with Real Madrid CF. The Frenchman has just returned to the Spanish capital after being isolated in Lyon after testing positive for Covid 19 last month.
Benzema represented France at the European Championships earlier this summer, and took a short break after the tournament. He was returning to Madrid for pre-season training with Los Blancos when he was diagnosed with Covid 19.
Since then, he has recovered and rejoined Valdebas with his teammates. Football Spain. According to the report, in addition to his work on the pitch, he is also working behind the scenes with Real Madrid officials. They are discussing the terms of a new agreement, which is expected to be signed in a few days.
The French international has a contract that will expire at the end of next season. He was reportedly offered a two-year extension, but turned it down in favor of a one-year contract that would keep him with the club until at least the end of the 2023 season.
The 33-year-old No. 9 is reportedly “incredible” about his future after 2023, and wants to wait until next year to decide on a further 12-month extension until the summer of 2024.
Meanwhile, fellow French striker Killian Mbabane is still a target for Real Madrid. He has not yet agreed to an extension of his contract with current club Paris Saint-Germain, which Madrid hopes he can do this summer.
Benzema and Mbabane worked together for France at Euro 2020, and the Real Madrid star did not keep it a secret that he was trying to persuade his compatriot to join. Unfortunately, PSG is not fully prepared to sell the 22-year-old forward.
Real Madrid do not want to clash with PSG, and may agree to wait until next summer when they can save a lot of cash by getting the player on a free transfer.